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A World inscribed : illuminated manuscript / McDonough, Kathleen A.

Other author/creatorMcDonough, Kathleen A.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©1996.
Description1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Illuminated manuscript
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 13, 2006.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 13 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: McDonough, Kathleen A., 1996 9780736563543
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number7619 Films Media Group

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