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    Sacramentary of Henry II

    Sakramentar Heinrichs II. – Faksimile Verlag – 2010 – 1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) – The front cover o ...

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    Charlemagne, Part II

    Charlemagne is a historical figure whose importance and impact on history is difficult to overstate. He was a great warrior-king who conquered and ruled over more territory than any other medieval monarch in Latin Christendom, but whose contributions to European culture, art, and society were even...

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    Charlemagne (747 - 814)

    The great epoch of the famous Carolingian emperor and ruler over a huge empire (ruled 768-814) is also a time of the highest importance for book illumination. At his Royal Palace of Aachen, the illuminators of the co-called Court School of Charlemagne were active and produced – drawing on late...

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    Insular Illumination (ca. 600-850)

    Insular illumination has produced the loveliest evidence of book art. Excessive ornamentation in unbelievable combinations distinguishes codices of the 7th to the 9th centuries from the British Isles. Famous names such as the Book of Kells or the Book of Lindisfarne are associated with the term...

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    What is a facsimile?

    ... And what is it needed for? A facsimile (lat. fac simile - "make it similar") is a reproduction of a historical valuable unique - often no longer accesible for the public - as close to the original as possible, with all available technical and mechanical means. A real high class faksimile edition...

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    Jean, Duke of Berry

    Jean de France (1340-1416), Duke of Berry, was the third son of King John II of France. He was born 30 November 1340 in the Castle of Vincennes and would become Duke of Poitiers and later of Berry and Auvergne. He was the brother of King Charles V of France, of Duke Louis I of Anjou and of Philip...

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