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Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

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Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts:
http://www.kb.nl/kb/manuscripts/index.html

Valerius Maximus, Des faits et des paroles mémorables 1400-1410
The Hague, KB, 71 E 68
http://racer.kb.nl/pregvn/MIMI/MIMI_71E68/MIMI_71E68_275R_MIN.JPG
Three women kneeling in front of the statue of a queen: a woman
(Lucretia) committing suicide by stabbing herself with a sword

Bible Historiale
The Hague, KB, 78 D 43
http://racer.kb.nl/pregvn/MIMI/MIMI_78D43/MIMI_78D43_037R_MIN.JPG
Moses in his basket is found by the daughter of Pharaoh

Book of Hours (use of Rome) 1400-1450
The Hague, KB, 135 E 36
http://racer.kb.nl/pregvn/MIMI/MIMI_135E36/MIMI_135E36_014V_MIN.JPG
Hours of the Virgin: Matins
The Annunciation: Gabriel announces Christ's birth to Mary
Mary in gold fitted gown with cloak.


Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Le Roman de la Rose (1350-1375)
The Hague, MMW, 10 B 29
http://racer.kb.nl/pregvn/MIMI/MIMI_MMW_10B29/MIMI_MMW_10B29_002V_MIN.JPG
Old age warming herself by the fire. Note the socks. Elbow length
sleeves?

I was poking around the site Emmelyne posted and found an interesting
feature, zoomable scans.
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/mi-sampler/episodes.htm or
http://tinyurl.com/bv3oy

Of particular interest are a leaf from the early 14th c Grey-Fitzpayn
hours, http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/mi-sampler/borders2_applet.htm or
http://tinyurl.com/7s5dh . Joan Fitzpayn is wearing an heraldic dress
or surcote plus an heraldic mantle.

I also found interesting a fashionable group of people crossing the
Red Sea with Moses http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/mi-
sampler/moses2_applet.htm or http://tinyurl.com/98lww . The ladies
are wearing buttoned hoods with long mantles and bare or lightly
veiled hair. This is the first latter 14th c *English* example of
women in long hoods I've come across- I've found Italian and French
examples, but no English.


The British Library has digitized 253 books

...about European festivals and ceremonies that occurred between 1475
and
1700.

Yoinked from Metafilter
(original
article):
Renaissance Festival
Books.The
British Library has digitized
253 books
about
European
festivals and
ceremoniesthat
occurred between 1475 and 1700.
*"*From marriages, coronations and
birthsto
official visits and saints' days, celebrations staged by the royal
courts
of Europe were occasions to be remembered. Festival books could be
compared
to souvenir programmes, or magazine accounts, documenting through
eye-witness accounts and philosophical reflections the key events in
the
lives of princely and elite folk – the celebrities of the day.*"* The
collection is aimed at both lay and scholarly
types
.

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