Inkulinati, a turn-based strategy game, launches today. Gamers on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One can now get into the Middle Ages by playing with characters right out of medieval manuscripts
Medieval manuscript writers created a system of shorthand known as ‘Tironian Notes’. A new project hopes to develop a digital tool to decipher it.
Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books returns to The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht this year with a splendid selection of precious manuscripts and rare books. Their highlights this year the Pèlerinage de la Vie Humaine, the Histoire Ancienne, and the Liechtenstein Tacuinum Sanitatis. All three are outstanding, historically significant books that convey the breadth and beauty of medieval manuscript illumination.
How did medieval chroniclers writing in Persian narrate their past and present history and – the main focus of this paper – how were the historical events depicted in the manuscripts in which their work was written?
An excerpt from Kristen Lippincott’s introduction to Liber astrologiae (Abū Maʿshar Treatise), a 14th-century manuscript and its beautiful medieval imagery.
A Christie’s auction in London will be featuring medieval manuscripts, early printed books and a 14th-century quadrant. Many of these items are expected to get bids in tens of thousands of pounds.
The observation and representation of comets has intertwined the history of art and science since ancient times.
Through 130 beautiful pictures the Tacuinum Sanitatis provides unparalleled insights into 15th-century life.
Lisa Fagin Davis gives a tour of the ‘world’s most mysterious manuscript.’
A guide to some of the interesting things you can look for in these manuscripts from the Middle Ages.
The British Library has made available online its entire collection of manuscripts related to Geoffrey Chaucer. Users can now freely access over 60 items, which include many versions of The Canterbury Tales.
There is a myth that medieval Europeans did not understand human anatomy and did not perform human dissections. Taylor McCall’s new book definitively disproves that and has the images to back it up.
A series of papers dealing with medieval manuscripts from Ireland.
One of the largest databases of medieval manuscripts has added 61 new items to its collection. They include manuscripts from the Franciscan order as well as fragments dating back to the eighth century.
Over the next seven years, Dr. Bain will create an online platform that links and synergizes plainchant databases around the world.
The Library of Congress has released some 230 newly digitized manuscripts written in Hebrew and similar languages such as Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish. It includes 34 manuscripts dating between the 11th and 16th centuries.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will be hosting a new exhibition – Graphic Design in the Middle Ages – that reveals the ways that design influenced the making, reading, and interpretation of medieval books. It will take place at the Getty Center from August 29, 2023 through January 28, 2024.
If anyone take away this book, let him die the death; let him be fried in a pan; let the falling sickness and fever seize him; let him be broken on the wheel, and hanged. Amen.
Next month some spectacular medieval manuscripts will be on display at the second edition of Frieze Seoul. Les Enluminures will be showcasing the items at the Korean international art fair.
What are the most beautiful medieval manuscripts?
Through new imaging technology, the British Library has uncovered hidden text in William Camden’s Annals, the first official account of Elizabeth I’s reign, providing new perspectives on the queen’s life.
Every book prior to the invention of the printing press was hand-copied from an original, which meant that it involved a lengthy process
The Codex Manesse, created in the 14th century and known for its 134 beautiful images, has been included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. It’s one of 14 medieval documents that have been just added to this list of documentary heritage.
An 1100-year-old manuscript has sold for $38,126,000 (US), making it the most valuable medieval manuscript to be auctioned. The Codex Sassoon, which contains an almost complete version of the Hebrew Bible, was purchased by Alfred H. Moses and will be donated to the ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Israel.