The Book of Kings

The beautifully illustrated Book of Kings also offers the reader a unique insight into politics, religion, and culture of 13th century France. The Morgan Bible was designed to animate selected Old Testament stories, through making them as appealing and entertaining as possible by placing biblical heroes in contemporary settings.

Eight essays by noted international medieval scholars of history and art, bring the court and crusades of King Louis IX to life. They demonstrate the relevance of Old Testament stories and imagery both in the 13th century France and in 17th century Iran, when the Picture Bible belonged to the great Safavid ruler Shah Abbas.

Published in association with the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Published1 October 2002