Illuminated manuscripts

Off with her head! Infrared technology shows how a 15th-century French king used a paintbrush to replace one wife with another

Francis I of Brittany had his first wife painted over in a medieval prayer book before giving it to his new spouse, research at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum shows

Culture of chivalry is not quite dead, but it certainly is not what it used to be, new book shows

Essays on the concept are useful for their discussions of arms, heraldry, castles and gardens as well as its long lasting effect on European culture

Beyond Europe: book on illuminated manuscripts reveals worldwide nature of the Middle Ages

New academic concept of "Global Middle Ages" explored through a survey of illustrated texts from around the world

Medieval books’ margins are shown to be areas of dissent and fun, rather than mere doodling

The extra-textual decoration of medieval illuminated manuscripts are full of clues about sections of society normally overlooked by historians

Book looks at the persistence of the scroll throughout the Middle Ages

Even when the codex became ubiquitous, scrolls held a special place for the written word

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Southeast Asian illuminated manuscripts

Book looks at Thai and Burmese historic texts from the British Library

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Histories of 16th-century French art have overlooked manuscript illumination—until now

New book is fruit of a lifetime’s research by the late Getty curator Myra Orth

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