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Author De Hamel, Christopher, 1950- author.

Title Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world / Christopher de Hamel.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Penguin Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    091 DEH    Available
Description vii, 632 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note First published in Great Britain in 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-610) and index.
Contents The Gospels of Saint Augustine -- The Codex Amiatinus -- The Book of Kells -- The Leiden Aratea -- The Morgan Beatus -- Hugo Pictor -- The Copenhagen Psalter -- The Carmina Burana -- The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre -- The Hengwrt Chaucer -- The Visconti Semideus -- The Spinola Hours.
Summary "This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. 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 existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history -- and sometimes about the modern world too. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with remarkable manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible."-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize.
Subject St. Augustine Gospels -- Pictorial works.
Codex Amiatinus -- Pictorial works.
Book of Kells -- Pictorial works.
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Bibliotheek. Manuscript. Voss. Lat. Q. 79 -- Pictorial works.
Ashburnham-Morgan Beatus (Manuscript) -- Pictorial works.
Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Bodley 717 -- Pictorial works.
Kongelige Bibliotek (Denmark). Manuscript. Thott 143 2o -- Pictorial works.
Carmina Burana -- Pictorial works.
Bibliothèque nationale de France. Manuscript. Nouv. acq. lat. 3145 -- Pictorial works.
Hengwrt manuscript -- Pictorial works.
Rossiĭskai︠a︡ nat︠s︡ionalʹnai︠a︡ biblioteka. Manuscript. Lat.Q.v.XVII.2 -- Pictorial works.
J. Paul Getty Museum. Manuscript. Ludwig IX 18 -- Pictorial works.
Manuscripts, European.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Books of hours -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
ISBN 1594206112 (hardcover)
9781594206115 (hardcover)

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