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Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections

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Presented by Houghton Library at Harvard University at Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Sep 12 2016
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Dec 10 2016
Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections

For Houghton Library’s portion of the exhibit, the emphasis is on the centrality of books to monastic life. Male and female monasticism revolved around religion, but at its heart was a cult of the book: not just the bible, all books. Monastic scriptoria guaranteed the survival and transmission of classical literature and learning. Reverence felt for texts and their authors is manifest in the beauty of the books that were crafted in monasteries and convents. Manuscripts on display at the

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Houghton Library at Harvard University

Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

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