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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Janet Backhouse; British Library.; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
|Notes:||Originally published: London : British Library, 1997.|
|Description:||240 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm|
|Contents:||The early centuries --
Romanesque Europe --
Early Gothic manuscripts --
Later Gothic manuscripts --
International cross-currents around 1400 --
The prelude to printing --
The later 15th century --
The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts, due largely to the interest and enterprise of individual bibliophiles and connoisseurs over several centuries whose libraries have made their way, by a variety of routes, into the national collection. The manuscripts featured in this book range in date from the 7th to the 17th century, embrace both devotional and secular material, and span a geographical area bounded by the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the east and the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria in the north-west. Some of them, such as the Luttrell Psalter or the Bedford Hours, are already well-known but the majority remain unfamiliar to the general public. Most of the subjects chosen are reproduced here in colour for the first time.
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