Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts

Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts

Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781594206115
Characteristics: vii, 632 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color) ; 24 cm


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