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The codex and the Illuminated Manuscript

Illuminated manuscripts were embellished displays of religious texts. During the medieval times, it became fashionable for students to own a manuscript text of the bible.

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

Image of an item from the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts- Book of hours

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The Hunterian Psalter. Sp Coll MS Hunter folio historiated initial A depicting a centaur spearing a man (psalm

THE ELISABETA PEIXO HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and Catalan, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

THE ELISABETA PEIXO HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and Catalan, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

The Book of Kells

Visiting The Book Of Kells at Trinity College Library, Dublin

Book of Kells, housed at Trinity College, Dublin. Ancient Celtic illuminated book of the 4 gospels, written in Latin

Insular art, also known as Hiberno-Saxon art, is the style of art produced in the post-Roman history of the British Isles. The term derives from insula, the Latin term for "island"; in this period Britain and Ireland shared a largely common style different from that of the rest of Europe. Arts historians usually group insular art as part of the Migration Period art movement as well as Early Medieval Western art, and it is the combination of these two traditions that give the style its…

Book of Kells - Dublin The Book of Kells, (folio circa showing the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John.

Illuminated Manuscript Font

Another example of an Illuminated manuscript (by Isaac Van Heuklon) that had decorated margins.

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