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Manuscripts for Devotion and Display

Dig Into the Archives Series: a different topic every month.
The first Friday of every month

Manuscripts for Devotion and Display: Medieval Prayerbooks and Bibles
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room in Magill Library

Books made during the Middle Ages often glitter with gold, shine with bright colors, and captivate with lively illustrations. Join us in Special Collections Friday, March 1, at 3 p.m. for our monthly Dig into the Archives topic: Manuscripts for Devotion and Display. We will explore our 13th-century Bible and 15th-century prayerbook; these books, unlike many other medieval manuscripts, survived and passed through various owners’ hands before coming to Haverford, though not everyone considered them historic or sacred. What kinds of clues do they offer about how the manuscripts were made and who used them? How can we better understand the importance of reading, the need for display, and the conception of self through book production and use?

For more information contact John Anderies:

The Climbing Stone, by Peter Rockwell '58, is located outside Magill Library.

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