Category - The Books of the Patriarchs

The Books of the Patriarchs

Preface

The Books of the Patriarchs” is a catalogue of codices largely illuminated with splendid miniatures that reconstructs the medieval centuries in Friuli through the most significant handwritten books circulating in this region...

The Books of the Patriarchs

5.St. Elizabeth’s Psalter

One of first de luxe Psalters manufactured for the high lay aristocracy in a German milieu, most likely in the monastery of Reinhardsbrunn, around the years 1201-1208, under the patronage of Herman I, landgrave of Thuringia, and...

The Books of the Patriarchs

7.Liturgical Music Books

Liturgical books are essentially books for the divine office, but at the same time they are books of poetry, painting art, music, too: so as to reach the highest peaks of the artistic engagement; so as to make the liturgical book...

The Books of the Patriarchs

8. Choir Books

Witnessing a fervent religious and cultural activity, the Patriarchate of Aquileia keeps a great deal of choir books, some of which were drawn out by local masters in contact with the major production centres.

The Books of the Patriarchs

9. School Texts

In the Middle Ages a book was considered by the people an object of great value: not only for its cost, always very expensive though, but also because it was the key to enter the world of education and study which were perceived...