The Bible in pictures : illustrations from the workshop of Lucas Cranach (1534) / a cultural-historical introduction, Stephan Füssel ; directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen
- Language Note:
- Introduction and captions translated from German.
- "Martin Luther's Bible, published in 1534, was the first complete German Bible and a pivotal event in the history of Christianity. Luther's revolutionary translation, modern in vernacular and interpretation, made the Bible accessible to laypeople, fueled anger and revulsion toward Rome and the Papacy, and begat a new religion: Protestantism. The most desirable copies came with shockingly graphic and politically-charged illustrations, such as those depicting the Whore of Babylon riding a seven-headed beast while wearing the Papal crown, or the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse led by a Turkish soldier" --Publisher website.
- Illustrated end-papers.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-197).
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