The Luttrell Psalter (Manuscripts in Colour)
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The Luttrell Psalter (Manuscripts in Colour) by Janet Backhouse

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Published by New Amsterdam Books .
Written in English


  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern),
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval,
  • Illumination Of Books And Manuscripts,
  • History - General History,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • General,
  • Illustration,
  • Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects,
  • England,
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8442087M
ISBN 100941533913
ISBN 109780941533911

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Excellent and richly illustrated overview of the psalter. A good companion to Camille's meaty tome "Mirror in Parchment", with similar sensitivities to the medieval penchant for symbolism and topoi. J Black rated it it was amazing /5. Product details Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; First Canadian Edition edition (October 1, ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x Cited by: 5. Condition: New. Paperback. The Luttrell Psalter is one of the best-known English manuscripts. Written and illuminated in the early 14th century for Sir Geoffey Luttrell, it is celebrated for its long series of ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 64 pages.   Theme Style Language Country. With over extensively illuminated pages, the Luttrell Psalter depicts the medieval life with lively images. Two men threshing sheaf – Luttrell Psalter c. The manuscript came to public notice inwhen miniatures of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, his luttrsll and daughter-in-law were reproduced along with a summary of the book.

Luttrell Psalter Facsimile Edition Detailed Depictions of Everyday Life. The Luttrell Psalter is illuminated throughout, although the final eighty folios A Book of Personal Devotion and Eternal Prayer. Psalters were books for personal devotion containing . A psalter is a devotional book, usually for personal use, but this one is so beautifully decorated it was clearly meant to be seen and admired by others. It was a display of Luttrell’s wealth, illustrated with depictions of idyllic everyday life on his rural estate. Pages 31 and 32 of The Luttrell Psalter. Audio; f. v. This is an example of a page containing Gregorian chant in Gothic square musical notation. The Luttrell Psalter is an outstanding medieval manuscript filled with interesting and exotic illustrations. Commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, it was written and illustrated, quite possibly at.

  The Luttrell Psalter is one one of most important medieval books in the world. A psalter is a book of psalms, often accompanied by other material such as church calendars. But the Luttrell Psalter is much more than that/5(15). The Luttrell Psalter Context. What is a Psalter? days of the years, etc. •Until the Book of Hours emerged in the 14th c., Psalters were the most common book owned by [wealthy] lay people. Origins of the Psalter •Start to appear in the 8th c & may be an Luttrell Genealogy. Babewyns •Drawn from the OF word ‘babouin,’ “baboon”File Size: KB. Written and illuminated in the early 14th century, the Luttrell Psalter is one of the best-known English manuscripts. Backhouse (curator of illuminated manuscripts, The British Library) describes the manuscript's creation and history. With 37 color and 37 b&w illustrations. No index. Annotation copy Series: Manuscripts in Colour Paperback: 64 pagesFile Size: KB.   The Luttrell Psalter The medieval era was the heyday of illuminated manuscripts. In the 14th and 15th centuries, there was a flowering of religious texts .