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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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.