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New acquisitions: medieval manuscript facsimiles

Facsimiles of two famous illuminated medieval manuscripts have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings. Both are associated with known artists and they are now available for consultation in the reading room or in the classroom. The Godescalc Evangelistary This famous liturgical book was commissioned by Charlemagne and written by a Frankish scribe named Godescalc …

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The Feast of Corpus Christi

In the Catholic liturgical calendar, today marks the Feast of Corpus Christi. This religious observance, which celebrates the Eucharist, originated sometime in the 13th century. The Feast of Corpus Christi was the first church rite to be made official through papal decree, by Pope Urban IV in 1264. L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns an …

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New acquisitions: medieval manuscript facsimiles

Facsimiles of three famous illuminated medieval manuscripts have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings. All three are associated with known artists and all are available for consultation in the reading room or in the classroom! Hours of Henry VIII This Book of Hours (pictured above) was illuminated in Tours, France by artist Jean Poyet …

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Medieval manuscripts in process

Have you ever wondered how books were copied and illustrated before the printing press? A new small exhibit curated by Special Collections intern Sophie Hansen uses facsimiles of original manuscripts to show the steps used to create manuscripts in the Middle Ages, from preparing parchment to painting miniatures and margins (like the one shown above, …

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Our newest acquisition!

Special Collections’ newest acquisition — just in time for Women’s History Month — is a facsimile of the Rupertsberg copy of Hildegard of Bingen’s Scivias. Hildegard was a German abbess, one of the most famous and prolific women authors of the medieval period. Besides authoring religious, mystical, scientific, and philosophic texts, she was also a …

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New medieval manuscript facsimiles in Special Collections

Introducing three of Special Collections’ latest acquisitions, all facsimiles of original medieval manuscripts related to the 11th and 12th centuries: Vita Adelelmi (Vida de San Lesmes). Call number: Vault Collection Quarto BX 4700 .A24 V58 2004 A facsimile of a manuscript from Burgos, Spain. This manuscript contains the life and miracles of St. Adelelmus (San …

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The Beauty of Devotional Literature

Bibles, psalm books, and other religious texts are on display in Special Collections’ latest small exhibit, “The Beauty of Devotional Literature.” Visit to see examples of illuminated manuscripts from the middle ages to the present, including a 16th century saint’s life, an 18th century Koran, and an illuminated broadside of Book of Mormon verses which …

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Special Collections’ newest acquisition!

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is excited to announce that we have just acquired an illuminated manuscript Book of Hours from the late 15th century. Books of Hours were one of the most popular genres of books produced during the late Middle Ages and remained popular well into the Renaissance (Special Collections contains four examples …

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Middle Eastern manuscripts and art

Did you know that L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns over 50 Arabic and Persian manuscripts dating from the 9th to 19th centuries? Curators from Special Collections and the BYU Museum of Art have selected a number of these manuscripts to display in Special Collections over the next few weeks in conjuction with the MOA’s …

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New medieval manuscript facsimiles in Special Collections

Three newly-acquired facsimiles of original medieval manuscripts are available for study at Special Collections.  The first is a replica of the Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux (pictured here), a 14th-century Book of Hours made for a French queen.  The book is only about 4 inches high, and the facsimile comes with its own magnifying glass!  The …

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