From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


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Crucifixion: Christ dies on the Cross, flanked by his mother Mary and St. John. This central episode serves as the image for the Hours of the Cross, which guided meditation on the sacrifice of Christ and was often recalled after the Hours of the Virgin.

Gift of Benno Loewy.

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Book of Hours. Northern Italy, first third of the 15th century.
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the Sacred Word
Private Prayer
Leather and Chains
Medieval Music
How the Classics Survived
Manuscripts in the Age of Print
Evolution of the Book
Appetite for Destruction
Manuscript Facsimiles
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