Veiled Origins

In her new book, Hebrew Psalms and the Utrecht Psalter: Veiled Origins (Penn State University Press, 2020), BC Professor of Art History and Film Pamela Berger resolves outstanding issues surrounding the origins of the Utrecht Psalter, an influential ninth-century illuminated manuscript. In a major departure from previous scholarship, Berger argues that the illustrations in the famous Utrecht Psalter manuscript were inspired by a late antique Hebrew version of Psalms, rather than a Latin, Christian version of the text.

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