The Macclesfield Psalter

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9780500238523: The Macclesfield Psalter

The first reproduction of this exquisite illuminated manuscript that brings medieval ways, beliefs, and thought to life.

Discoveries of real artistic treasures are exceptionally rare. The Macclesfield Psalter (c. 1335), a jewel of manuscript painting, was virtually unknown before its sale by Sotheby's in 2004.

The manuscript offers a window into the medieval world, an intimate view of the faith, sentiments, prejudices, follies, and aspirations of medieval people. Doctors, minstrels, mummers, farmers, dancers, jesters, and beggars mingle on the pages as they would have done on the streets of a busy town. And the marginal imagery tempts the viewer to leave the confines of the prayer book and enter a wonderland of literary conceits, visions, and fables, with naked wild men, a dog dressed as a bishop, or a giant fish swimming across a page.

The Macclesfield Psalter is a revealing product of artistic and patronage exchange in the Middle Ages. A complete reproduction of the manuscript at its original size is accompanied by an authoritative text that not only interprets the textual and artistic content but also beguiles the reader through its vivid descriptions and rich insights.

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About the Author:

Stella Panayotova is Keeper of Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. She is the editor, with Paul Binski, of The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West.

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STELLA PANAYOTOVA
ISBN 10: 0500238529 ISBN 13: 9780500238523
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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Discoveries of real treasures are exceptionally rare. The Macclesfield Psalter (c1335), a jewel of manuscript painting, was unknown before its sale in 2004; it came to international attention and is now recognised as the most important discovery of a medieval manuscript in Britain within living memory. Its pages offer an intimate view of the medieval world and the beliefs, prejudices, follies, aspirations and sentiments of its people. Doctors, priests, minstrels, mummers, farmers, dancers, tricksters and beggars mingle in the margins, as they would have done on the streets of a busy town. Panayotova shares her intimate knowledge of the Psalter and its historical context in an extended commentary, which unfolds an engrossing quest for the provenance of the manuscript and an account of its contents and meaning. Beautifully presented in a cloth-covered slipcase, this delight to the eye and challenge to the mind is supplemented by a host of details from related sacred books. The chance to peep into the jewelled intricacy of images that act like a spyhole on the medieval imagination. THE TIMES. Nº de ref. de la librería 1518

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Editorial: Thames & Hudson (2008)
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Descripción Thames & Hudson, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110500238529

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