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Medieval and Renaissance Studies
A guide to research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
A valuable guide to the study of illuminated manuscripts. What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This revised edition of Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms offers definitions of the key elements of illuminated manuscripts, demystifying the techniques, processes, materials, nomenclature, and styles used in the making of these precious books. Updated to reflect current research and technologies, this beautifully illustrated guide includes images of important manuscript illuminations from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum and beyond. Concise, readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered in manuscript studies make this portable volume an essential resource for students, scholars, and readers who wish a deeper understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts and medieval book production.
Call Number: Main Collection Offsite DA34 .H29 2000
Publication Date: 2000-04-06
A useful tool for the medieval calendar, particularly for Britain. A Handbook of Dates is an unrivalled reference book for historians. It provides in clear, user-friendly form, tables which allow the calculation of the dates (and days) on which historical events have fallen or will fall, from AD 500 to 2100. It describes the calendars and other systems used for dating purposes in England from Roman times to the present, including regnal years. Lists of Easter dates, saints' days, popes, rulers of England and the Roman calendar are also given. In this updated and expanded edition, edited by Professor Michael Jones, the introductory materials for each set of tables has been revised. New tables for legal chronology, old and new style dates, Celtic Easter, adoption of Gregorian style, and the French Revolutionary calendar have been added, while the existing Anglo-Saxon regnal lists have been significantly revised. A Handbook of Dates is an essential tool for all researchers in British history.
The database contains over one million incipits covering Latin literature from the pre-classical age to the Renaissance. The collaborating institutes, the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (Paris), the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library (Collegeville, Minnesota), and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris) have a long tradition in building up incipit inventories and have complementary files. The database has also been enriched with valuable material from other collections, such as the Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi and the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum.