Manuscripts, Illuminated
Manuscripts, Illuminated
A large number of manuscripts covered with painted ornaments

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  • Manuscripts — • Every book written by hand on flexible material and intended to be placed in a library is called a manuscript Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Manuscripts     Manuscripts    …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Illuminated manuscript — In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver, like this miniature of Christ in Majesty from the Aberdeen Bestiary (folio 4v), would be considered illuminated. An illuminated manuscript is a… …   Wikipedia

  • MANUSCRIPTS, HEBREW — MANUSCRIPTS, HEBREW, term which includes religious and secular books, as well as letters and documents written on papyrus, parchment, hides, and paper in Hebrew characters, sometimes using them for the writing of languages other than Hebrew, e.g …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • illuminated — adj. [p. p. of {illuminate}.] 1. rendered luminous by rays of light striking and reflecting; used especially of illumination by artificial light. Syn: lighted. [PJC] 2. Adorned with pictorial or graphical designs, as a book or page with borders,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, HEBREW — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: hebrew illumination in hellenistic times character of hebrew manuscript illumination materials and techniques oriental school spanish illumination french school german school italian… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • illuminated manuscript — Handwritten book decorated with gold or silver, brilliant colours, elaborate designs, or miniature paintings. Illumination originally denoted embellishment of text with gold or silver, which gave the impression that the page had been literally… …   Universalium

  • ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS — The solemn Tisha Be Av prayer. Men are sitting on the floor and women are standing in the women s section, while the rabbi is blowing the shofar. From the Rothschild Miscellany, northern Italy, c. 1470. Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Illuminated manuscript —    A manuscript hand written on parchment with the text complemented by miniature painted scenes, decorated initials, and borders. The earliest illuminated manuscripts date from the Early Christian era. Most were created by monastic communities… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • illuminated — [[t]ɪlu͟ːmɪneɪtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ Something that is illuminated is lit up, usually by electric lighting. ...an illuminated sign... Much of the ancient city is illuminated at night. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Illuminated manuscripts, books, and official documents… …   English dictionary

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