medieval manuscripts

Text Manuscripts Online Reaches 1,000 Manuscripts

New York -- The online site run by Les Enluminures Ltd and dedicated to the description and sale of text manuscripts www.textmanuscripts.com was launched in September 2002. It offers the largest and most wide-ranging inventory of text manuscripts currently on the market. Numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on, manuscripts on the site have now reached the number 1000, the latter a medieval music manuscript for the Mass made more precious by the extraordinary High Renaissance, silk textile binding.

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Fantastic medieval beasts are on display at the Getty
Summer 2019
Bestiaries, allegorical texts with pages of illuminated animals—some real, like the lion, some mythical, like the griffin—were the bestsellers of their day. Until now, there has been no more comprehensive look at this medieval megahit than Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through August 18. This exhibition brings together for the first time twenty-four of a known sixty-five illuminated Latin bestiaries.

Les Enluminures Returns to Masterpiece London

London -- Les Enluminures is pleased to be returning to Masterpiece London, where the company will share for the second year in a row a themed stand with Daniel Crouch Rare Books on the subject of "Sapiens: Mapping the History of Ideas." Les Enluminures and Daniel Crouch Rare Books contribute to the fair's mission as the "world's leading cross-collecting fair" by exhibiting diverse works in dialog with each other — manuscripts, historic rings and jewelry, with maps, globes, and printed books on trav

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents “The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts”

Los Angeles – The cosmos—full of shining stars and orbiting planets—inspired works of art and literature throughout the Middle Ages (about 500-1500). Awe-inspiring cosmic phenomena were thought to inform every aspect of a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, provoking students of medicine, philosophy, and religion carefully to track the progress of the twelve signs of the zodiac and the celestial luminaries (the sun and moon) across the sky.

Bodleian Libraries Collaboration with Herzog August Library Brings Rare German Manuscripts to Life

Oxford, England - The University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the German library, Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, have announced a new collaborative digitization project that will open up repositories of medieval manuscripts from German-speaking lands. The three-year project will ensure that more than 600 western medieval manuscripts from both libraries’ remarkable collections are made freely available online to researchers and the public worldwide through a special online resource at https://hab.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/en.

Dr. Jörn Günther Sold Exceptional Medieval Manuscripts and Miniatures at TEFAF Maastricht fbcadmin Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:13

Hours_Spitz_RohanMaster_Paris_c1415-20_f185_Archangel_Michael copy.jpgMaastricht — On the preview days at TEFAF Maastricht (14-15 March 2019), Dr.

It's not often that we hear breaking news about medieval manuscripts or, more especially, women's role in manuscript production. But here we are! In a fascinating (and open-access) article published yesterday in the journal Science Advances, researchers have concluded that the rare blue pigment known as ultramarine, being present in the dental plaque of an 11th- or 12th-century nun's skeleton unearthed in rural Germany, provides proof of women's work on illuminated medieval manuscripts.