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Illuminated Manuscripts are Among the Richest and Most Revealing relics of the pre-print Western world, and are central to our understanding of medieval social and cultural history. The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts, and in this new and lavishly illustrated survey, Janet Backhouse draws on these collections to provide a comprehensive introduction to these exciting and colourful materials.<P>The manuscripts featured include bestiaries, psalters, Bibles, books of hours, and medical and herbal collections that originated in workrooms as geographically diverse as the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. There is also great chronological diversity among the selected manuscripts, with examples ranging from the seventh century AD and the Lindisfarne Gospels to early Renaissance offerings.<P>Each of the almost 220 illuminations presented are accompanied by a caption and have been reproduced in colour. Most of the images chosen have been reproduced here for the first time.

Synopsis:

The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts. In this lavishly illustrated survey, Janet Backhouse draws upon these collections to provide a comprehensive introduction to these exciting and colourful materials.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802043467
Other:
Backhouse, Janet
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Author:
Backhouse, Janet
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Manuscripts
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Subject:
Calligraphy
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mediev
Subject:
British Library
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
British Library - Catalogs
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
11.78x9.02x1.22 in. 3.14 lbs.

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