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November 16, 2010–February 6, 2011 at the Getty Center

Imagining the Past in France

Imagining the Past in France: History in Manuscript Painting, 1250–1500
Elizabeth Morrison and Anne D. Hedeman

This publication presents approximately 55 manuscripts from over 25 libraries and museums across the United States and Europe, supplemented by medieval objects ranging from tapestries to ivory boxes. Together they show how historical narratives came to play a decisive role at the French court and in the process inspired some of the most original and splendid artworks of the time. It is the first major publication to focus on exploring the ways in which text and illumination worked together to help show medieval readers the role and purpose of history.

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