[LATIN VULGATE] APOCALYPSE and CATHOLIC EPISTLES with the GLOSSA ORDINARIA
In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
Southern Europe (Spain?), c. 1175-1200
This manuscript, almost certainly Spanish in origin, includes the complete biblical text of the Apocalypse and the Catholic Epistles, accompanied by patristic and medieval commentaries. The last book to enter the Canon, and traditionally, the final book of the New Testament, the Apocalypse was an important and often controversial presence in medieval thought, as it is today. It held a special place in Spanish culture, exemplified by the many beautiful illuminated manuscripts of Beatus of Liébana’s commentary copied there in the tenth through the twelfth centuries.