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The Resource A history of illuminated manuscripts, Christopher De Hamel

A history of illuminated manuscripts, Christopher De Hamel

Label
A history of illuminated manuscripts
Title
A history of illuminated manuscripts
Statement of responsibility
Christopher De Hamel
Title variation
Illuminated manuscripts
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medieval manuscripts are counted among the greatest glories of Western civilization. With their gold and painted decoration and their charming miniatures, they have always had immense appeal, and images from them can be seen everywhere - from greeting cards and wrapping paper to expensive facsimiles. This entertaining and authoritative book is the first to provide a general introduction to the whole subject of the making of books from the Dark Ages to the invention of printing and beyond. Christopher de Hamel vividly describes the widely different circumstances in which manuscripts were created, from the earliest monastic Gospel Books to university textbooks, secular romances, Books of Hours and classical texts for humanist bibliophiles. As the story unfolds the wonderful variety of manuscripts and their illumination is revealed, and many fundamental questions are answered - who wrote the books, what texts they contained, who read them, how they were made and what purposes they served. Illuminated manuscripts have alway been highly valued, and among them are some of the world's great masterpieces of art. With its lively narrative and many new and superb illustrations, this new edition of a much-praised book provides the perfect introduction to a large and fascinating subject
Action
Self-Renewing
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
745.6709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND2900
LC item number
.D36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A history of illuminated manuscripts, Christopher De Hamel
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780714829494.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Author is a New Zealander
  • First edition published: 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-263) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 12th century: the golden age of the monastic book, when monks in their scriptoria produced manuscripts for their libraries
  • IV.
  • Books for Students.
  • 13th century: the rise of the universities and the emergence of a professional book trade to meet the new need for textbooks
  • V.
  • Books for Aristocrats.
  • 14th century: the Age of Chivalry -- a wealthy and newly literate aristocracy generating a new type of book, the secular romance
  • VI.
  • Books for Everybody.
  • 15th century: the emergence of the Book of Hours as a devotional book for ordinary households as well as the aristocracy
  • I.
  • VII.
  • Books for Priests.
  • 13th-16th centuries: the Bibles, Missals, Breviaries, Psalters and other service books and handbooks that sustained the life of the Church
  • VIII.
  • Books for Collectors.
  • 15th-16th centuries: the revival of classical learning and the creation of de luxe manuscripts for wealthy humanist patrons
  • Books for Missionaries.
  • 7th-9th centuries: the written word as an essential tool for the early missionaries of Britain and Ireland, who produced books of extraordinary sophistication
  • II.
  • Books for Emperors.
  • 8th-11th centuries: books as treasure and as luxurious objects of display and diplomatic gifts in the courts of Charlemagne and his successors
  • III.
  • Books for Monks.
Control code
ocm37451682
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
Second edition, revised, enlarged and with new illustrations
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780714834528
Lccn
95150977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780714829494
  • (OCoLC)37451682
Label
A history of illuminated manuscripts, Christopher De Hamel
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780714829494.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Author is a New Zealander
  • First edition published: 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-263) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 12th century: the golden age of the monastic book, when monks in their scriptoria produced manuscripts for their libraries
  • IV.
  • Books for Students.
  • 13th century: the rise of the universities and the emergence of a professional book trade to meet the new need for textbooks
  • V.
  • Books for Aristocrats.
  • 14th century: the Age of Chivalry -- a wealthy and newly literate aristocracy generating a new type of book, the secular romance
  • VI.
  • Books for Everybody.
  • 15th century: the emergence of the Book of Hours as a devotional book for ordinary households as well as the aristocracy
  • I.
  • VII.
  • Books for Priests.
  • 13th-16th centuries: the Bibles, Missals, Breviaries, Psalters and other service books and handbooks that sustained the life of the Church
  • VIII.
  • Books for Collectors.
  • 15th-16th centuries: the revival of classical learning and the creation of de luxe manuscripts for wealthy humanist patrons
  • Books for Missionaries.
  • 7th-9th centuries: the written word as an essential tool for the early missionaries of Britain and Ireland, who produced books of extraordinary sophistication
  • II.
  • Books for Emperors.
  • 8th-11th centuries: books as treasure and as luxurious objects of display and diplomatic gifts in the courts of Charlemagne and his successors
  • III.
  • Books for Monks.
Control code
ocm37451682
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
Second edition, revised, enlarged and with new illustrations
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780714834528
Lccn
95150977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780714829494
  • (OCoLC)37451682

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