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The Resource Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination, Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle ; with Joanna Fro�nska and Deirdre Jackson

Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination, Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle ; with Joanna Fro�nska and Deirdre Jackson

Label
Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination
Title
Royal manuscripts
Title remainder
the genius of illumination
Statement of responsibility
Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle ; with Joanna Fro�nska and Deirdre Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. A key figure in the formation of the collection is King Edward IV (1461-1483), who commissioned luxury manuscripts decorated with his arms. Subsequent monarchs added to this library, which was given to the nation by George II in 1757. Over 150 examples from this exceptional collection are presented in this catalogue, which accompanies a major British Library exhibition of the same name. These manuscripts contain paintings produced by some of the finest artists of the Middle Ages and together provide the most vivid surviving source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith and international politics
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKendrick, Scot
Dewey number
745.670902074421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
ND2920
LC item number
.M38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lowden, John
  • Doyle, Kathleen
  • Fronska, Joanna
  • Jackson, Deirdre Elizabeth
  • British Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
  • Manuscripts, European
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Great Britain
  • British Library
Label
Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination, Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle ; with Joanna Fro�nska and Deirdre Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-440) and indexes
Contents
  • The Christian monarch
  • Edward IV : founder of the Old Royal Library
  • How to be a king : works of instruction and advice
  • The world's knowledge
  • Royal identity
  • England and the continent : affinity and appropriation
  • Essays:
  • The royal manuscript as idea and object
  • John Lowden
  • A European heritage : books of continental origin collected by the English royal family from Edward III to Henry VIII
  • Scot McKendrick
  • The Old Royal Library : "a greate many noble manuscripts yet remaining"
  • Kathleen Doyle
  • The catalogue:
Control code
ocn760290672
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
448 p.
Isbn
9780712358163
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., facsims.
System control number
(OCoLC)760290672
Label
Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination, Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle ; with Joanna Fro�nska and Deirdre Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-440) and indexes
Contents
  • The Christian monarch
  • Edward IV : founder of the Old Royal Library
  • How to be a king : works of instruction and advice
  • The world's knowledge
  • Royal identity
  • England and the continent : affinity and appropriation
  • Essays:
  • The royal manuscript as idea and object
  • John Lowden
  • A European heritage : books of continental origin collected by the English royal family from Edward III to Henry VIII
  • Scot McKendrick
  • The Old Royal Library : "a greate many noble manuscripts yet remaining"
  • Kathleen Doyle
  • The catalogue:
Control code
ocn760290672
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
448 p.
Isbn
9780712358163
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., facsims.
System control number
(OCoLC)760290672

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