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This book aims to focus on the illustrations of miracles in manuscripts as well as the retelling of the miracle tales themselves. Deirdre Jackson selects 117 of these miraculous images, which are reproduced here, and it intends to provide text retelling their miracle stories and explaining the significance of their inclusion. ‘Marvellous to Behold’ tries to explore a variety of sources in its accounting of these images such as legal texts, song books, devotional works, historical chronicles, the lives of the saints, and of course, biblical manuscripts. Chronicling the medieval artists who took inspiration from everyday life in their illustrations of universal tales such as Jonah and the Whale, this volume suggests that the works of these artists have just as much to tell people about the societies in which they lived – and their relation to wonder – as about the supernatural. This work is indicated for anyone interested in miracles, the history of religions, or medieval life and art.