Manuscript Castle

With respect to the manuscript images above (‚Badische Landesbibliothek St Peter perg. 92‘: Raimundus Lullus – Thomas le Myésier. Electorium parvum seu breviculum.) –

„The significance of this MS, compiled c.1322 by Thomas le Myésier, lies not only in its illuminations, but also in the extensive texts preserved within these illuminations. A fantastic series of 12 full-page miniatures describes the life of the great Spanish philosopher Lull (died c.1315/16) and presents in allegorical form the content of his work. These miniatures, extraordinary for their artistic merit and originality have texts arranged in various shapes, some of them in gloses that could suggest a precursor of the modern “comic strip”.“

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