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Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

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View Resource Schoyen Collection: Checklist of 222 Manuscripts Spanning 5000 Years

The National Library of Norway, Oslo Division brings users this selection from the Schoyen Collection. The Website showcases only a very small percentage of the collection (which is the largest private collection amassed in the 20th century); nonetheless, the 222 manuscripts featured here span an amazing range of time periods, countries, and subjects. The site's introduction does a good job of...

https://www.nb.no/baser/schoyen/
View Resource Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

This Web site is a scholarly database of information regarding medieval illuminated manuscripts of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum. Viewers may search the database by keyword or browse by subject content -- Religion and Magic, Nature, Human Being, Man in General, Society, Civilization, Culture, Abstract Ideas and...

http://manuscripts.kb.nl/
View Resource Medieval Writing

Developed and maintained by Dr. Dianne Tillotson, this site is a good location to begin learning about handwriting and manuscript production in the Middle Ages. Needless to say, the art and science of deciphering these manuscripts is terribly time-consuming and complicated. The site is divided into approximately thirteen sections, and first-time visitors would do well to read the "What is...

http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/writing.htm
View Resource Gutenberg Bible at the Ransom Center

Widely understood to be one of the single most important inventions in human history, the development of movable type by Johann Gutenberg in the 15th century made it possible to produce a large number of copies of a single work in a relatively short period of time. Utilizing their own copy (one of 48 remaining around the world) of Gutenberg's Bible, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at...

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/gutenbergbib...
View Resource Historical Book Arts Collection

The history of the book is a fascinating subject, and one that is addressed head on by this most wonderful collection from the University of Washington Libraries Historical BookArts Collection. This digital collection features a sampling of materials held in their Special Collections Division and is primarily intended to serve as a teaching tool. The materials here are contained within sections...

http://content.lib.washington.edu/historicalbookartsweb/
View Resource Medieval Imaginations: Literature and Visual Culture in the Middle Ages

Medieval Imaginations: Literature and Visual Culture in the Middle Ages is a website created and maintained by the University of Cambridge's Faculty of English. The purpose of the site is to provide access to the "images corresponding to the main episodes dramatized in the English Mystery Plays, because these present the medieval view of human history from the Creation to the Last Judgement." This...

http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/medieval/
View Resource Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister Screenshot

This remarkable exhibition from the Getty Foundation brings together two rare masterpieces of Medieval English art: stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral and illuminations from the St. Albans Psalter. First-time visitors can watch a short preview of the in situ exhibit and then move on to detailed online exhibition galleries. The Behind the Scenes area offers first-hand commentary from...

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/canterbury/