Perhaps no other relic of the European Middle Ages captures our imagination more than illuminated medieval manuscripts, or those documents decorated with images and colored pigments. Serving as windows unto a lost world of kings, ladies, faith, war, and culture, they communicate complex visual and textual narratives of Europe’s collective cultural heritage and patrimony. In this fashion, illuminated manuscripts are dynamic messages from our communal past that are still relevant today in fields like graphic design and typography.
Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval EuropeUniversity of Colorado System
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TOP REVIEWS FROM DECIPHERING SECRETS: THE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE
The course content is beautiful - I enjoyed the part focusing on the manuscripts more but the historical concept part was also interesting. The only suggestion could be focusing less on Spain.
Fantastic class. Learned a lot. Great info for anyone interested in art, history, or books. Love that there were two types of assignments. Good mix of reading and video.
A very good introduction to palaeography and codicology for anyone pursuing a history degree.
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