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Psalter: Initial "N"

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Description: Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work
The importance of obedience to authority is one of the main messages of the Rule of St Benedict and, in the wider social context, a corollary of what Walter Ullmann called the descending theme of Government and Law – that is, authority imposed from on high. In this Chapter, I want to look at the illuminator’s function in the early Middle Ages from about 650 to about 1100, and to pose the question as to how far, in this early period, the task was seen as one of obedience to authority, in the …
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Related print edition pages: pp.72-94

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