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Description - Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel

The most beguiling and acclaimed history book of 2016, now in paperback

Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person. There is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. This book is an intimate conversation with a selection of the most famous manuscripts in existence, letting each of those manuscripts illuminate the Middle Ages and sometimes the modern world too. Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts invites the reader to accompany the author on exclusive private visits to a dozen very varied collections, in different parts of the world, to discover twelve great manuscripts and to explore their historical and intellectual significance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141977492
ISBN-10: 0141977493
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher de Hamel

In the course of a long career at Sotheby's Christopher de Hamel has probably handled and catalogued more illuminated manuscripts and over a wider range than any person alive. Since 2000, he has been Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library, in his care, includes many of the earliest manuscripts in English language and history. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society.

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