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The Resource Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world, Christopher de Hamel

Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world, Christopher de Hamel

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Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world
Title
Meetings with remarkable manuscripts
Title remainder
twelve journeys into the medieval world
Statement of responsibility
Christopher de Hamel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted authority Christopher de Hamel invites the reader into intimate conversations with these texts to explore what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history--and about the modern world, too. In so doing, de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, and collectors. He traces the elaborate journeys that these exceptionally precious artifacts have made through time and shows us how they have been copied, how they have been embroiled in politics, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and as symbols of national identity, and who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell). From the earliest book in medieval England to the incomparable Book of Kells to the oldest manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, these encounters tell a narrative of intellectual culture and art over the course of a millennium. Two of the manuscripts visited are now in libraries of North America, the Morgan Library in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts allows us to experience some of the greatest works of art in our culture to give us a different perspective on history and on how we come by knowledge"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Hamel, Christopher
Dewey number
091
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, European
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • RELIGION / Christianity / History
Label
Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world, Christopher de Hamel
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Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn973795667
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 632 pages
Isbn
9780141977492
Lccn
2017031392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 1271393
  • (Sirsi) o973795667
  • (OCoLC)973795667
Label
Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world, Christopher de Hamel
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn973795667
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 632 pages
Isbn
9780141977492
Lccn
2017031392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 1271393
  • (Sirsi) o973795667
  • (OCoLC)973795667

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