Medieval Illumination: Manuscript Art in England and France

An important milestone has been reached in the Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700-1200.  The book which accompanies the project has now been published, in paperback, in English and in French.

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St Benedict giving his Rule to St Maurus and two other monks.  From Saint-Gilles, Nîmes, France.  London, British Library Additional MS 16979, f. 21v.

Medieval Illumination: Manuscript Art in England and France, edited by Kathleen Doyle and Charlotte Denoël, can be ordered online from the British Library, or bought in person from the Library in the shop outside the also-fabulous exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War, either way for just £10!

The French edition is titled Enluminures Médiévales: Chefs-D’œuvres de la Bibliothèque nationale de France et de la British Library.

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Psalter from Canterbury, England.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS latin 8846, f. 5v.

The book, with which I provided a little editorial assistance, features highlights from the 800 manuscripts digitised by the two institutions.

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Gospel-book from Préaux, France. London, British Library Additional MS 11850, f. 10r.

 

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