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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1123: Illuminated Manuscripts as Material Objects: New Research on the Bamberg Codices and Early Printed Books

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAS), Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Organiser:Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/Chair:Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Paper 1123-aThe Materiality of a 13th-Century Illuminated Psalter (Bamberg Psalter)
(Language: English)
Bettina Wagner, Staatsbibliothek Bamberg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1123-bIlluminated 15th-Century Manuscripts in Bamberg State Library
(Language: English)
Susanne Rischpler, Staatsbibliothek Bamberg
Ulrike Carvajal, Staatsbibliothek Bamberg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1123-cReligious Reading: Towards the Devotional Practice of Reading Books and Images Alike
(Language: English)
Nathalie-Josephine von Möllendorff, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Technische Universität Dortmund / Universität Bern
Index terms: Art History - General, Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life

Medieval codices, and above all illuminated codices, are more than just textual witnesses; their beauty, meaning, and value was vested in their visual and physical qualities. The session will focus on the materiality of late-medieval illuminated manuscripts, with the holdings of the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg at its focus. The papers will present new findings of a research project on the illuminated manuscripts and early printed books in general, and the 'Bamberg Psalter' in particular. (See