||Monks Preserve Knowledge (3:27) -- Making a Book (1:36) -- Hardships of Monastic Scribes (5:31) -- Cultural Changes Increase Book Trade (2:42) -- Middle Ages: Luxury Book Trade (4:14) -- Printing Press Replaces Scribes (2:22)
||Writers write so that the future may learn, a 5th-century French monk once inscribed in a diligent hand. This program is a concise history of the illuminated manuscript and book production. The everyday lives of the writers, scribes, and illustrators are revealed, and honor is paid to the best known: Einhard, biographer of Charlemagne; Gerald of Wales; the Abbot of Wearmouth Jarrow; the poor miscreant scribe, Raulinus; and Jean Mielot, scribe of the court of Philip the Good of Burgundy. The work of husband-and-wife illuminators, Richart and Jeanne de Montbaston, is shown and discussed, along with the operation of Florentine bookseller Vespasiano da Bisticci-book agent to kings and nobles. The program ends with the arrival of the printing press and movable type.
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|Interest grade level
||13 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: McDonough, Kathleen A., 1996 9780736563543|
|Publisher number||7619 Films Media Group|