History of Illuminated Manuscript / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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.
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.25(d)|
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De Hamel has written several good books on manuscripts, and this is one of them. If you're just entering the topic, I highly recommend this one and have seen them used in undergraduate classes with great effect.