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Illuminating the Border of French and Flemish Manuscripts, 1270–1310

By Lisa Moore Hunt

Routledge – 2006 – 242 pages

Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

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Description

This study first examines the marginal repertoire in two well-known manuscripts, the Psalter of Guy de Dampierre and an Arthurian Romance, within their material and codicological contexts. This repertoire then provides a template for an extended study of the marginal motifs that appear in eighteen related manuscripts, which range from a Bible to illustrated versions of the encyclopedias of Vincent de Beauvais and Brunetto Latini. Considering the manuscript as a whole work of art, the marginalia’s physical relationship to nearby texts and images can shed light on the reception of these illuminated books by their medieval viewers.

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Name: Illuminating the Border of French and Flemish Manuscripts, 1270–1310 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Lisa Moore Hunt. This study first examines the marginal repertoire in two well-known manuscripts, the Psalter of Guy de Dampierre and an Arthurian Romance, within their material and codicological contexts. This repertoire then provides a template for an extended study of...
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