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Illuminated Manuscripts

by: Sara Rahimzadeh

Illuminated Manuscripts ENG 3804

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Sara Rahimzadeh
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History of Illustrated Text
Anna Bighta
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sara Rahimzadeh on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENG 3804 at Florida State University taught by Anna Bighta in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
Day 1 Why were illuminated manuscripts created  An aide for illiteracy  It’s a special object - beautification  Easier to read  no page numbers, no grammar standards, pictures don’t correlate to the content. Illuminated manuscripts (written by hand) th  6 century  Gold is embedded on pages  Manuscripts are important because they contain most of what survives medieval art and middle ages in Europe.  Without them, we wouldn’t know Plato, Aristotle, Hastings, Thomas Becket. th  Made from animal (calf) skin  4 century AD  Stone, clay, papyrus o 4 century, rectangular shape, codex was created  Monks began illustrating books th  6 century – Benedictory monastery was created – work was just as important as prayer  England was in the dark ages – King Arthur – Romans into Evangelism  597 – Church of Rome –St. Augustin – illuminated gospels – oldest manuscript  Huge rise in umber and power in churches  Illuminated must have gold and silver. Now it means anything that’s bright.  Animals used a lot in marginalia  Having manuscripts created is very expensive.  13 century – universities – bologna, paris, oxford, Cambridge – theology, medicine, law, arts  History, geography, science, astrology, astronomy, animals, law, encyclopedia – academic – less art, more education  Romance is popular – it means adventure – huge best seller THE GOLDEN LANGUAGE.  2


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