Psalters, illuminated

Psalters, illuminated
Psalters were illuminated as early as the 8c and 9c and until the beginning of the 14c they are easily the most numerous of illuminated MSS. Around 1220, portable MS volumes supplanted the huge tomes favoured in the preceding century. The change in size resulted in a more angular and necessarily more compact script. For example, the initial letters were smaller, and the text was written in double columns. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Illuminated Manuscripts — • A large number of manuscripts covered with painted ornaments Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Illuminated Manuscripts     Illuminated Manuscripts      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Illuminated manuscript — In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver, like this miniature of Christ in Majesty from the Aberdeen Bestiary (folio 4v), would be considered illuminated. An illuminated manuscript is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Miniature (illuminated manuscript) — Miniature of the Trojan Horse, from the Vergilius Romanus, a manuscript of Virgil s Aeneid, early 5th century. The word miniature, derived from the Latin minium, red lead, is a picture in an ancient or medieval illuminated manuscript; the simple… …   Wikipedia

  • Latin Psalters — The Latin Psalters are the translations of the Book of Psalms into the Latin language. They are the premier liturgical resource used in the Liturgy of the Hours of the Latin Rites of the Roman Catholic Church. These translations are typically… …   Wikipedia

  • Psalter — A Psalter is a volume containing the Book of Psalms and which often contains other devotional material. Various schemes for the arrangement of the Psalms are described in Latin Psalters.In the early Middle Ages Psalters were amongst the most… …   Wikipedia

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …   Universalium

  • Hans P. Kraus — Hans Peter Kraus (October 12 1907 ndash; November 1 1988), also known as H. P. Kraus or HPK, was an Austrian born book dealer described as “without doubt the most successful and dominant rare book dealer in the world in the second half of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Vespasian Psalter — King David with his musicians. The Vespasian Psalter (London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian A I) is an Anglo Saxon illuminated Psalter produced in the second or third quarter of the 8th century. It contains an interlinear gloss in Old English …   Wikipedia

  • ВИЗАНТИЙСКАЯ ИМПЕРИЯ. ЧАСТЬ III — Литература Визант. лит ра, словесность и книжность в целом составляют труднообозримый массив духовного наследия христ. империи. Его освещение предполагает обращение ко мн. видам и жанрам лит ры, в первую очередь к святоотеческой, богословской лит …   Православная энциклопедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”