But how can we interpret these books? Is our understanding of time and space, content and meaning, size and relevance still the same as it was over 700 years ago? How can we interpret the past if we do not know its context? Why is book illumination so crucial as a stylistic medium of the Middle Ages? And why are most of the tete available of religious origin?
In order to read and understand our history, it is relevant to ask the correct questions. Be it the question of the creator, the recipient or the symbolism contained: in the Middle Ages, every detail of the miniatures had meaning and relevance.
The importance of the book as a bearer of power, whether through the external decorations or detailed gold paintings, was represented in pomp and glory throughout the Middle Ages. But what the depictions want to convey to us, find out here!