Why Put Artwork All Over Your Document? Querying Illuminated Charters

Why would you want to insert penworked letters, gold-leaf and illuminations on your legal document: company statues, a contract, a grant of land or even an indulgence? This may seem like a waste of time in the modern business context, but in the medieval culture visuals carried their own significance. The messages could be multiple.Continue reading “Why Put Artwork All Over Your Document? Querying Illuminated Charters”

New Publication: The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300-1540, by Michael Carter

2019, c. 328 pages ISBN: 978-2-503-58193-4 Retail price: EUR 100,00 excl. tax A major reappraisal of the art and architecture of the Cistercians in the late Middle Ages. The Cistercian abbeys of northern England provide some of the finest monastic remains in all of Europe, and much has been written on their twelfth- and thirteenth-centuryContinue reading “New Publication: The Art and Architecture of the Cistercians in Northern England, c.1300-1540, by Michael Carter”

New Publication: Illuminated Charters: Essays from Diplomatic, Art History and Digital Humanities, edited by Gabriele Bartz und Markus Gneiß

2018, Ca. 520 S. 116 s/w- und 75 farb. Abb. 23.5 x 15.5 cm Preis: ca. € 70.00 [D]  |   ca. € 70.00 [A] 978-3-412-51108-1 Illuminierte Urkunden sind lange Zeit als Stiefkinder der Forschung behandelt worden. Nicht zuletzt durch den Einsatz digitaler Hilfsmittel sind sie im vergangenen Jahrzehnt zunehmend in das Licht der Öffentlichkeit getreten. Das neuContinue reading “New Publication: Illuminated Charters: Essays from Diplomatic, Art History and Digital Humanities, edited by Gabriele Bartz und Markus Gneiß”