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The Early History of Books

Books have been in the human possession since the Ancient Times. However, they have evolved over the centuries; therefore, their shape and form has changed many times over! They have not always been in the the traditional hardback or paperback version as we have know for many years in the present day era.

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Analyzing Medieval Manuscripts and its images

For one of my MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), one of my assignments was to analyze a visual image.

It was kind of normal for me, as I had to analyze manuscripts when I did my Medieval Studies MA. But this time, we had to speak about expertise. We could choose any image, but naturally, I chose a medieval. But it was not my normal kind, as I specialize in medieval drama and music.

This time, I wanted to do something slightly different.

I chose the Luttrell Psalter, a beautiful illuminated manuscript. I chose this particular scene, as it is currently harvest time (or have we just missed that?). Below, I post my essay, since I chose an historical image, so it has relevence here, I believe. Continue reading Analyzing Medieval Manuscripts and its images