Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like the Herbolarium et materia medica in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
Illustrated manuscripts based on Beatus of Liébana’s commentary on the Apocalypse offer a unique window into a time when the fragility of life focused the minds of monks and men on not only the immediate afterlife but also on the time beyond time.
Between the 10th and 11th centuries, Germany became the center of European book illumination due to the brightly colored surfaces, sumptuous gold, and spiritual intensity of its manuscripts. Scroll down to see the video!