Materials and Semantics of Sacred Book Ornament in the Western Middle Ages, 780-1300

Staatsbibliothek Bamberg, Msc.Bibl.95, textile cover


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David Ganz: Review Beatrice Kitzinger, The Cross, the Gospels and the Work of Art in the Carolingian Age, Cambridge University Press 2019, in: The Art Bulletin, 102, 2020, 133-135

Thomas Rainer: Review Anna Bücheler, Ornament as Argument. Textile Pages and Textile Metaphors in Early Medieval Manuscripts, Berlin / Boston 2019, in: Cahiers de civilisation médiévale, 2021 (in print)


The Handbook of Medieval Book Ornament aims to give a survey of up-to-date research on the materials, the techniques and the semantics of deluxe manuscripts in the Western Middle Ages. It will comprise over 150 articles written by specialists of the respective topic.