Ruth Mellinkoff is Research Associate at the University of California's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and she is the author of "The Mark of Cain" (California, 1981) and "The Horned Moses in Medieval Art and Thought" (California, 1970).
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A concise overview May 18, 2008
Mellinkoff's THE MARK OF CAIN was originally published in 1981 by the University of California Press. Focused primarily on material produced during the medieval period, Mellinkoff surveys the history of the legend of Cain and the nature of his mark as represented in literary texts and the visual arts from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book is fully indexed, contains a bibliography and endnotes, and concludes with 22 plates of reproduced artwork.