I’m not religious, but there is something about the various jeweled illuminated manuscripts that, although they are not secular, are simply gorgeous. The craftsmanship to create one of these is staggering, and the beauty that they exude cannot be matched.
Oh yeah, and they’re gaudy. They’re very gaudy.
I just got done completing my GRE- oh, what a joy it was! I am being sarcastic to the extreme, but it does feel satisfying to see the light at the end of the undergraduate tunnel at last. It’s still far away but closer than it has ever been.
Books as follows:
1. Lindau Gospels, c. 860 CE
2. Codex Aureus of St. Emmarum, c. 870 CE, possibly from same workshop as Lindau Gospel
3. Book of Gospels, Northern France, c. 860 CE