This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in…
ISBN 10 : 9780241003091
ISBN 13 : 0241003091
'An endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book' Neil MacGregor 'Full of delights' Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of..
ISBN 10 : 0141977493
ISBN 13 : 9780141977492
ISBN 10 : 9781101173718
ISBN 13 : 1101173718
Meetings with Remarkable Men, G. I. Gurdjieff’s autobiographical account of his youth and early travels, has become something of a legend since it was first published in 1963. A ..
ISBN 10 : 9780714834528
ISBN 13 : 0714834521
Medieval manuscripts are counted among the greatest glories of Western civilization. With their gold and painted decoration and their charming miniatures, they have always had imme..
ISBN 10 : 0802081738
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An introduction to the history and techniques of manuscript illumination that offers a thorough and accessible historical overview of techniques and processes, illustrated with exa..
ISBN 10 : 0802077072
ISBN 13 : 9780802077073
Looks at the work of medieval paper, parchment, and ink makers, scribes, illuminators, binders, and booksellers..
ISBN 10 : 9781588395986
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Medieval Jerusalem was a vibrant international center, home to multiple cultures, faiths, and languages. Harmonious and dissonant voices from many lands, including Persians, Turks,..