The World as a Clover Leaf with Jerusalem at the Center, Heinrich Bünting, Zacharias Rivander, 1597. The Getty Research Institute

The World in a Book: Illuminated Manuscripts and the Global Middle Ages


The Getty Center

Journey across Europe, Africa, and Asia in this lecture about the real and imagined encounters, exchanges, and exotic pursuits of the medieval world. Bryan C. Keene, assistant curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores the themes of mapping, religion, and trade in several manuscripts from the Getty Museum's collection, with a look at related portable objects, including ceramics and textiles.

Complements the exhibition Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts.

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