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Dunphy ed. Summarising entry about the 15th century chronicles Enguerrand de Monstrelet, most known for his 'Chronique' covering the periode More Info: authored by Hanno Wijsman and published in: R. The manuscripts in other The manuscripts in other languages, though a small group, are in fact very interesting for the sake of the constitution and the sources of the book collection and thus for research on cultural exchange in later medieval Western Europe.
There are six known in English, seven in High German and fifteen in Dutch. This article discusses their contents and several hypotheses about their origins. Liber alumnorum Wim Blockmans, Hilversum Verloren , p. View on verloren. Article in French presenting some data and reflections on the transition from manuscripts to printed books.
The basic idea is that in my view this transition is often much exaggerated. Basically the invention of printing was a logical Basically the invention of printing was a logical result of a steeply rising demand for books in the 15th century and not the other way around. Statistical data show this clearly. Of course printing permitted book production to augment ever faster. On a more detailed level, in the period shows many developments that should be studied separately. Luxury vernacular manuscripts, mostly made for princely and noble libraries, were produced in manuscript until the After the readers, rather than starting to buy printed books, started to collect second hand manuscripts.
Only in the course of the s and s printed books gained a stable presence in these libraries. Devotional manuscripts followed yet another logic. Hand written illustrated books of hours were produced in a highly rationalized way and this continued well into the 16th century. Printers tried to get hold of this lucrative market in the s, but the fierce competition between the hand written and the printed books of hours in the s did not result in a victory for the printing press.
After the production of printed books of hours dropped and moved out of the Netherlands, to Paris. Handwritten ones continued to be made in large numbers into the s and s. Published in: Hanno Wijsman ed. Extensive article in French containing a comprehensive discussion of the books and the readings of Philip the Fair , son of Emperor Maximilian I and of duchess Mary of Burgundy, father of Emperor Charles V. Because Philip died Because Philip died young, he has always been treated as a kind of 'intermediate prince'. However, this article shows that a combined use of various sources results in a whole series of books that were written for him, offered to him, offered by him to others, taken by him out of the family library, taken by him on his travels, etc.
A lively picture emerges of the princely book culture around Introduction: A Prince and the Books of his Time more. Short article in English, introducing the outlines of the volume about Philip the Fair and the books of his time. We can assume that thus after the death of the author in the early s several manuscripts drafts and other books that the author kept with him passed into the Luxemburg library.
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Louis de Luxemburg tempted to be at the political, social, and cultural level of princes. He succeeded in this for a while, but was, in the end, crushed between Charles the Bold and Louis XI. He was beheaded in and his library was dispersed. Jacques van Lalaing, de laatste ridder more. He was Yolande of Lalaing's brother and gained fame in winning tournaments and being the He was Yolande of Lalaing's brother and gained fame in winning tournaments and being the perfect knight, before he was killed by a cannon ball during the Ghent war.
His life was written down in a heroic romance that knew some fame. Het boekenbezit van de Brederodes in de vijftiende en zestiende eeuw", Jaarboek van de kastelenstichting Holland en Zeeland, , p. Article in Dutch about book possession of the Brederode family in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.
In an two inventories were made of the castle of Batestein, in which also the books in the library were described.
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With these With these lists, this article tries to reconstroct which part of this library was already present and in the hands of the Brederode family in the 15th century. Among the books some 40 manuscripts in Latin, French and Dutch can be counted. KBR, ms. Article in French containing a detailed description of a manuscript from the library of the dukes of Burgundy Brussels, KBR, containing three historiographical texts: Gilles le Bel's Chroniques; Chronique dite de Baudouin The manuscripts dates from around and no previous ownership is known.
The extensine commentaries are about the context of the various texts in the framework of the Burgundian court and the fifteenth century in general, in which we can discern a growing interest in history. It proposes a comparison of this library with the books collected by the dukes of Burgundy, especially Philip the Good This comparison between two very different libraries, leads to a discussion about the notion of humanism and the interpretation of 15th century culture. Mathias Corvinus sought inspiration in Italy and constructed a humanist library; Philip the Good was inspired by his great-grandfather Charles V of France and built up a very medieval library.
But is way of interpreting opposing medieval vs. This article tries to challenge this question. View on mek. Article in French that relates of our discovery of a prayer book of Agnes of Burgundy c. After the death of her After the death of her husband, Agnes sojourned for several years in the Southern Netherlands, between and It is exactly in these years that we can date this manuscript, illuminated with 12 Flemish miniatures executed in grisaille technique. Moreover, two prayers in the book correspond to specific prayers in the Book of hours of Philip the Good and the calendar was copied after the calendar of the "Hours of Philip the Bold", adapted for and used by Philip the Good.
The script is attributed to David Aubert, who in the same years was writing numerous manuscripts for Philip the Good. Thus Agnes's manuscript was intimately linked to her brother. It might have been a gift by him to her. The Prayer book of Agnes of Burgundy is part of a small but very interesting group of devotional manuscripts written in a bastarda that was usually reserved for larger manuscripts containing vernacular texts. The research for it contributed to making the acquisition possible.
These two volumes belong to the same copy of Jean Mansel's Fleur des histoires, written and illuminated in Bruges around Under the arms of the Montmorency family that are present in both volumes, the arms of the original owner were revealed: Philip of Horn The love for manuscripts of this nobleman at the Burgundian court is known through an inventory and several other surviving volumes.
The article gives a detailed description of both volumes and discusses extensively their provenance, the context of the various manuscripts of the text and of the library of Philip of Horn.
The main point of the article, though, is that this manuscript is one of many made in a groups of prolific Bruges workshops in the years which have as a common characteristic that they were made in a very rational one could say 'industrial' way. The script and the miniatures were executed by various hands in all these manuscripts, which made that the work was quicker done and the result more variable. More Info: authored by Hanno Wijsman and published in: Fund og Forskning i det kongelige biblioteks samlinger, 47, , p.
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View on tidsskrift. Toelichtingen bij de miniaturen, de tekst en de historische achtergronden aan de hand van This essay in Dutch is an introduction to the book about what is argueably the most beautiful manuscript containing the "Livre des merveilles du modne" by Marco Polo Paris, BnF, fr and about its historical context. It gives general but extensive attention to the context of travel accounts from the later middle ages, to the life of Marco Polo, to the coming about of his book, to the controversies about his authorship and about the various versions of the text that circulated in later medieval Europe.
Article in French showing how various libraries at the Burgundian court were linked thus discussing how books can show us a lot on relationships between princes and courtiers. Moreover books were used to try and influence others in their Moreover books were used to try and influence others in their ideas and deeds, against the background of the severe political troubles in Flanders in the s. The libraries of Louis of Bruges lord of Gruuthuse; c. It seems that the former has been sort of a tutor in bibliophile matters to the latter. There are also close links to the library of the Burgundian dukes and to the book collections of several other noblemen.
Both noblemen also offered a manuscript to the French King. Article in French in a volume that juxtaposes articles on towns and urban history in the later middle ages in Italy and in the Low Countries. My paper explores how in Southern Netherlandish art images containing a view into the streets of My paper explores how in Southern Netherlandish art images containing a view into the streets of a town are quite rare and are, in different forms of art, linked to different social groups of patrons or buyers of the objects.
Altar pieces containing city views are made for citizens in the Low Countries or for court functionaries having their roots in the urban culture. But Books of hours containing city views were conceived for a foreign market. Princes and high nobles in Spain, Italy, England and Germany must have already had an idea of the Low Countries as a very urbanized region of Europe. Les manuscrits de Pierre de Luxembourg v. Article in French on the first reconstruction of the library of Peter of Luxemburg Pierre de Luxembourg; c. Since many of the ownership marks have been erased of overpainted since, the analysis has to go into quite some detail.
Moreover, Peter must have inherited many books. Thus he steps out of the shadow as a nobleman with a library worthy of the most bibliophile nobles at the Burgundian court, where a special book culture reigned. View on cairn. This collection of 22 manuscripts is edited her with extensive commentaries on the contents.
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