Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

by Scot McKendrick

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ISBN-13: 9780712358156
Publisher: British Library, The
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


Scot McKendrick is Head of History and Classics at the British Library. John Lowden is Director of the Research Centre for Illuminated Manuscripts of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London. Kathleen Doyle is Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Lenders to the Exhibition
Picture Credits
Notes to the Reader
Contributors to the Catalogue
Regnal Dates
Introduction
      Scot McKendrick

Essays
The Royal Manuscript as Idea and Object
      John Lowden
A European Heritage: Books of Continental Origin collected by the English Royal Family from Edward III to Henry VIII
      Scot McKendrick
The Old Royal Library: ‘A greate many noble manuscripts yet remaining'
      Kathleen Doyle
The Catalogue
The Christian Monarch
Edward IV: Founder of the Old Royal Library
How to be a King: Works of Instruction and Advice
The World’s Knowledge
Royal Identity
England and the Continent: Affinity and Appropriation

Bibliographies to the Catalogue Entries
Bibliography
General Index
Index of Manuscripts

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Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
carrobin More than 1 year ago
With quite a few beautiful books full of illuminated manuscript illustrations, I was happy to receive this one for my groaning bookshelves. Of course, the British Library is where you go for high quality. I only wish I had the time to sit down and read it all the way through--but just opening it to examine the fantastic and colorful pictures is a delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A goldmine of details about English history and life of the period. Travel back in time a few centuries...