A World Inscribed: The Illuminated Manuscript Video (DVD/VHS)

A World Inscribed: The Illuminated Manuscript Video (DVD/VHS)

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The illuminated manuscripts of history are some of the most treasured books for their blend of information and stunning works of art. With this video, learn the history of these works and how they were produced. View a Preview Clip


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A World Inscribed: The Illuminated Manuscript Video covers the history of illuminated manuscripts and the ways in which they were produced in a concise 24 minutes. Available in DVD orVHS, it iss the perfect way to introduce students to the larger world of history's mot famous illuminated works and the illustrators behind them. Viewers will learn how scribes, writers and illustrators lived and worked as they created their revered masterpieces. Some of the best-known writers of these volumes are covered, including Jean Mielot, Einhard, Gerald of Wales, Raulinus, the Abbot of Wearmouth Jarrow and more. This 1996 film follows illuminated books from their handwritten beginnings to the use of the printing press that revolutionized the business of books. 

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