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    In said book was what the title claims to be, gospels. The book throughout tells stories and shows events related to Christianity. “The reason Saint Augustine himself came to England, was to spread the word of God” (Norman). On a number of pages there is illumination, which is the use of either gold or silver. The use of this gold gives an even more powerful view of God in these gospels. On some pages in fact, the gold has been burnished to give a smoother and shinier look. The manuscripts are also made of vellum, which is thinned out calfskin that they wrote in the manuscripts. The page, such as the picture I linked, showed scene after scene through drawings. Done so, as Michael Rosen said in the film, “for those who can’t read.” (BBC) The border of certain pages also is covered in plants. I enjoyed the drawings once again present throughout the illuminated manuscript. The thought that comic strips of sorts were created 100’s of years before those we know today is mind boggling. The style used is able to tell a story, along side religious text for those who can read. Allowing for another depth of understanding and enjoyment for those who can in fact…

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    grandmother’s stories. Majoring in illustration, I focused my studies on the Celtic illuminated manuscripts and endeavored to research my thesis, Scribes and Storytellers - Exploring the elements of Celtic mythology and its imagery as depicted in illustration, focusing on the late nineteenth century through the present day. Using the travel perks of my father’s Aer Lingus job, I traveled to Dublin to study the Book of Kells and interview scholars and artists from Trinity College. During this…

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    Illuminated manuscripts are pieces of art, usually with hints of gold and silver and other bright colors to make the new look illuminated and beautiful. There are many ways that illuminated manuscripts were found in the Middle Ages. For example manuscripts could be found in something as simple as borders on pages and a picture in an article. They also could be found in very large and detailed art such as a historical initial or even wall sized art. All of these ways and more were used during the…

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    Before the invention of manual printing, all books had to be handwritten. During the Middles Ages, the Monks had created the Illuminated Manuscript. This practice occurred roughly between, 1000 to 13000 C.E. The Monks were able to produce such beautiful illuminated manuscripts of rare document to keep the past alive. The Illuminated manuscript reached all people spreading religious ideas and for other Biblical (Catholic) purposes. Illuminated manuscripts were an important tradition within…

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    The Importance of History in the Present Day The past is history, the future 's a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why they call it the present. This quote is a perfect way to summarize what I plan to explain in this paper: the past is history. We study it and try to learn from it. Every part of our past is of some use to us and has impacted the lives we live today. As I discuss the emergence of Islam, The Rule of Saint Benedict, and illuminated manuscripts I will explain just how…

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    In the Ten Important Works of Classical and Medieval Authors(Doc K), many of these books were written before the printing press was available so they were in manuscript form and very few people had copies. As soon as the printing press was available these classics were printed and they were easily published in mass quantities to be widely available for the public. The spread of these ancient works allowed everyone that could read this great opportunity and these books are still published today.…

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    Special Collections Visit

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    Special Collections Visit The three-hundred and ninety-five-page book that I surveyed, titled Della Espositione Sopra L’orlando, was published June, 1550 (originally written in roman numerals MDL) by a person named Lorenzo Torrentino. A person by the initials of “U.R.S” was the author and the colophons, mentioned the printer’s name, “DV Cale”. This book was written in purely Italian and was paginated, and its size was fairly small, identifying it as an octavo. The title page included the…

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    Have you ever been in a situation that you feel like doing the right thing, even when others might do something different? Everyone has courage, but what is rare is when people actually show it. In The Diary of Anne Frank Play (written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett) the Frank family, the Van Daan family, and Mr. Dussel are all Jewish people who need to go into hiding to stay safe during World War 2. Miep Gies is one of the people that helps hide them. Miep shows courage by helping the…

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    Mark 16: 9-20 Analysis

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    The Bible has been a subject of tremendous controversy ever since it was beginning to be written approximately 3400 years ago. One of the subjects that scholars, pastors, and Christians debate is whether the ending of Mark, specifically Mark 16:9-20, should be included or deleted. In the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible, right before verse 9 of chapter 16 there are the words, “The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9-20.”…

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    also be out of date, but is still a good resource due to what is contained inside of it. It states on the back of the book, “This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.” The publishers tried to keep everything as true to the original documents as much as possible, so the book includes things such as original copyright references, library stamps, markings, and blurred pictures. Since this book is about the…

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