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A History of Illuminated Manuscripts
by Christopher De Hamel


Overview - Illuminated manuscripts are perhaps the most beautiful treasures to survive from the middle ages. This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the medieval world of books, their production and their consumption. The text divides this world into different groups of readers and writers: missionaries, emperors, monks, students, aristocrats, priests, collectors and the general public.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Illuminated manuscripts are perhaps the most beautiful treasures to survive from the middle ages. This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the medieval world of books, their production and their consumption. The text divides this world into different groups of readers and writers: missionaries, emperors, monks, students, aristocrats, priests, collectors and the general public. De Hamel is both informative and immensely readable, and the sumptuous illustrations render this book too good to be missed.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714834528
  • ISBN-10: 0714834521
  • Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd
  • Publish Date: September 1997
  • Dimensions: 1.25 x 10.25 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds


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