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Burgundian scribe (portrait of Jean Miélot, secretary, copyist and translator to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, from a copy of his compilation of the Miracles de Notre Dame, Century

Christine de Pizan, 1st woman in western literature known to make a living from her work, writing a book.

Christine de Pizan, woman in western literature known to make a living from her w Pinned from: It's About Time: Illuminated Manuscripts - Scribes, Authors, & Bookmaking

Photograph:A monk copies a manuscript in the scriptorium of a monastery, in a miniature from a 14th-century French book. Before the introduc...

Medieval - man Photograph:A monk copies a manuscript in the scriptorium of a monastery, in a miniature from a French book. Before the introduc.

Book of Hours, Use of Paris (the 'Bedford Hours') France, Central (Paris); c 1410-1430 Full page miniature of the Creation and the Garden of Eden  http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=60371

Book of Hours, Use of Paris (the 'Bedford Hours') France, Central (Paris); c 1410-1430 Full page miniature of the Creation and the Garden of Eden http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=60371

Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, ca. 1530–1581) - New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Invention of Book Printing, plate 4, engraving, 27 × 20 cm, ca. 1600 https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/34.30(5)/

Jan Collaert I (Netherlandish, ca. 1530–1581) - New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Invention of Book Printing, plate 4, engraving, 27 × 20 cm, ca. 1600 https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/34.30(5)/

Per l’occasione, gli uomini potevano anche portare il cappello, mentre le donne, indossavano collane e girocolli, acconciature molto alte o turbanti, per non bagnare i capelli e le donne sposate facevano uso di un velo che le identificava.

Scene from a bath house. From Valerius Maximus, Faits et dits mémorables, Brugge (c. What is it with medieval people eating in the tub?

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Selfie of drunk medieval decorator This is an unusual image, in more than one sense of the word: it is a rare example of a selfie made by a person who decorated medieval books; and he is drinking on the job. Stuttgart dated 1512

Here are five games that date back to the Middle Ages that you can stay in and play on these long nights of winter.

Here are five games that date back to the Middle Ages that you can stay in and play on these long nights of winter.

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The scribe Jean Jean Miélot, half century by unknown miniaturist, Brussels Royal Library, MS fol.

Patron visiting a scribe/illuminator in his workshop, by Jean Fouquet. Giovanni Colonna, Mare historiarum, ouest de la France (Angers ?), milieu XVe siècle. Paris, BnF, département des Manuscrits, Latin 4915, fol.1. The patron is Guillaume Jouvenel des Ursins.

Giovanni Colonna, "Mare Historiarum", c; from Ms. Latin 4915 f 1 (Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France)

A scribe writing the Gospels of Kildare.  ©The British Library Board. F60084-90

Detail of a miniature of a scribe writing the miraculous Gospels of Kildare - Royal 13 B.

This 14th century illuminated manuscript detail portrays an interesting concept of an ideal study. Apart from the, in our eyes, unusual way of stacking books (by the way, here is an interesting article about why we store books the way we do, today), the study houses a number of interesting and peculiar items, including a ptolemian map (a precursor to an atlas or globe, I suppose), an astrolabe, a girdle book, a book stand, an early clock, some glass jars and what looks like a basket of…

booksnbuildings: “This century illuminated manuscript detail portrays an interesting concept of an ideal study. Apart from the, in our eyes, unusual way of stacking books (by the way, here is an interesting article about why we store books the.

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