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

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  • 6 of 10 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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1 current hold with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library 091.094 D (Text) 39493108383482 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594206112
  • ISBN: 9781594206115
  • Physical Description: vii, 632 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 Viscounti Semideus -- The Spinola Hours.
Summary, etc.:
"This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history -- and sometimes about the modern world too. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with remarkable manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Manuscripts, European.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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