Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-610) and index.
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.
"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.
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize.