I’m proud to announce that I am participating in Write 31 Days, an annual event that challenges bloggers to write one post every day for the whole month of October. Participants are encouraged to select a specific topic to focus on during the challenge, and I have chosen medieval manuscripts. I’ve always loved Illuminated manuscripts, and I studied them extensively in college, but they often get pushed aside in favor of my more popular interest – gargoyles. My plan is to feature one or more selections from a different manuscript each day and talk a little bit about the history, function, and aesthetics of that manuscript. For those of you who are familiar with my Gargoyle of the Day feature, this will work in much the same way but most likely with a little more written content. As the month progresses, check this page for links to the manuscripts I post each day. Enjoy!
Daily post links are below! Enjoy!
Day Twenty-One: Medieval Pattern Books
Day Twenty-Two: Visigothic Script
Day Twenty-Six: The Morgan Library Crusader Bible
Day Twenty-Seven: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves
Day Thirty-One: The Office of the Dead
2 thoughts on “31 Days of Medieval Manuscripts”
Good luck! You probably know the manuscript blogs of my old professor Erik Kwakkel in the Netherlands.
What a fantastic subject! I’m always amazed at the artistry of these pages.