A World Inscribed

A World Inscribed

Illuminated Manuscript

Streaming Video - 2006
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Writers write so that the future may learn, a 5th-century French monk once inscribed in a diligent hand. This program is a concise history of the illuminated manuscript and book production. The everyday lives of the writers, scribes, and illustrators are revealed, and honor is paid to the best known: Einhard, biographer of Charlemagne; Gerald of Wales; the Abbot of Wearmouth Jarrow; the poor miscreant scribe, Raulinus; and Jean Mielot, scribe of the court of Philip the Good of Burgundy. The work of husband-and-wife illuminators, Richart and Jeanne de Montbaston, is shown and discussed, along with the operation of Florentine bookseller Vespasiano da Bisticci-book agent to kings and nobles. The program ends with the arrival of the printing press and movable type.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1996.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Illuminated manuscript

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