Meetings With Remarkable ManuscriptsBook - 2016
"This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history -- and sometimes about the modern world too. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with remarkable manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [London], UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016
Characteristics: v, 632 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color) ; 24 cm