Included here are fresh observations on the life and works of Joel ben Simeon and on the place of the Veneto Siddur-Sefer Minhagim in his career. A contribution by Lucia Raspe on Ashkenazi Jews in fifteenth-century Italy sets the stage for Joel ben Simeon's activities. Appendices provide the first comprehensive guide to his signed and attributed manuscripts.
The second volume in our Satellite Series, I am the Scribe, Joel ben Simeon, aims to bring the artist to a wider public, exploring connections between Jewish and Christian manuscript production and cutting across religious and cultural boundaries to present a more inclusive history of art in fifteenth-century Europe.
Founded by Dr. Sandra Hindman nearly thirty years ago and with locations in Paris, Chicago, and New York, Les Enluminures has forged long-standing relationships with major museums and prestigious private collections throughout the world. Sandra Hind-man is author, coauthor, or editor of more than a dozen books on the history and reception of illuminated manuscripts and on medieval rings.