Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts : Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World


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Author(s): Christopher, de Hamel, Hamel, Christopher de

Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person. There is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. This book is an intimate conversation with a selection of the most famous manuscripts in existence, letting each of those manuscripts illuminate the Middle Ages and sometimes the modern world too. Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts invites the reader to accompany the author on exclusive private visits to a dozen very varied collections, in different parts of the world, to discover twelve great manuscripts and to explore their historical and intellectual significance.

About the author:

In the course of a long career at Sotheby's Christopher de Hamel has probably handled and catalogued more illuminated manuscripts and over a wider range than any person alive. Since 2000, he has been Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library, in his care, includes many of the earliest manuscripts in English language and history. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141977492

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 656

Publication Date: 20180129

Publisher: Penguin UK

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 196 mm130 mm31 mm 

Weight: 470 gr

 

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