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

By Lisa Moore Hunt

© 2006 – Routledge

176 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Series

Studies in Medieval History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS037010
HISTORY / Medieval
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT011000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval