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antechapel display - medieval manuscripts

The second in the new series of small displays in Balliol antechapel of images from the archives: illuminated details from the western medieval manuscript books. 182 more words


Monsters at the end of the world

It’s nearly Halloween, and accompanying days of All Saints and All Souls, so in many parts of the world people have been gearing up for the night by watching horror films, procuring masks and makeup, and generally revelling in the monstrous and terrifying. 261 more words

Illuminated Manuscripts

Clever sluggards? How fast did medieval scribes work?

‘HOW MANY folios per day??’ – BL Additional 18720 f. 2

As those who read my blog regularly will know, my research focuses on the effects of ageing and neurological disorders on medieval handwriting. 1,252 more words

Buried Treasure III: Early Fragments in Later Books

Now the third and final instalment in this series of blogs on fragments discovered within the bindings of Worcester books:

  1. Fragment of a medieval calendar of religious festivals , c.1350 – 1500.
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Early Modern History

Buried Treasure: Early Fragments in Later Books

We have heard a lot lately about Worcester manuscript F.174, written by the scribe known as the Tremulous Hand, which was found pasted into the binding of a later book, and skilfully recovered by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1837. 374 more words

Church History

A Fourteenth-Century Italian Choir Book - Day Three of Medieval Manuscripts

Today, I decided to feature a larger-scale manuscript to contrast yesterday’s pint-sized Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux. I recently read a past issue of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin… 254 more words

Art History

Coptic Book Binding

This past April, I took the Bookbinding Core Certificate Program at the San Francisco Center for the Book, in where I learned how to bind books in four distinct styles: 632 more words

Gleeson Library