Author Topic: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition  (Read 4192 times)

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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2019, 04:53:03 pm »
I've already registered as a reader (good until 24 Feb 2020). I've also sent a letter to the manuscript reading room as introduction, per the website's recommendation. I'll bring the letter from my friend with me, and she's also emailing the pdf to them. There's of course no guarantee that I'll have access to the book. I have, however, done everything I possibly can to try to make that happen.
It's the best that I can do. :)

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That being said, if you are there, I often find that seeing any medieval illuminated manuscript "in the flesh" is always quite moving. So you could conceivably think of another manuscript (for instance, the Dialogue de la duchesse de Bourgogne a Jesus Christ by Nicholas Finet, or La Queste del Saint Graal) it may still be quite impressive to see.
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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #151 on: December 04, 2019, 07:06:13 pm »
When will you be at the British Library?

December 30

Too bad. I am leaving the 23. Otherwise, I'd have invited you to join me at the National Archives as well.

:o

You couldn't have mentioned this when I was still in the planning stages of this trip?????? :mad:
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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #152 on: December 05, 2019, 11:04:32 pm »
I've already registered as a reader (good until 24 Feb 2020). I've also sent a letter to the manuscript reading room as introduction, per the website's recommendation. I'll bring the letter from my friend with me, and she's also emailing the pdf to them. There's of course no guarantee that I'll have access to the book. I have, however, done everything I possibly can to try to make that happen.
It's the best that I can do. :)

 :thumbsup:

That being said, if you are there, I often find that seeing any medieval illuminated manuscript "in the flesh" is always quite moving. So you could conceivably think of another manuscript (for instance, the Dialogue de la duchesse de Bourgogne a Jesus Christ by Nicholas Finet, or La Queste del Saint Graal) it may still be quite impressive to see.

Agreed. I've seen a number of illuminated manuscripts in my studies. The oldest so far was a 13th century gospel in The Newberry Library in Chicago. Interesting note: It had a painting of Jesus on the cross that looked insanely like it came out of Jesus Christ: Superstar. :lol:
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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #153 on: December 09, 2019, 06:42:19 am »
I made it to Barcelona. I'm beat but feeling incredibly relaxed. I'll update the blog tonight, and post some pictures there.
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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #154 on: December 09, 2019, 06:43:09 am »
I made it to Barcelona. I'm beat but feeling incredibly relaxed. I'll update the blog tonight, and post some pictures there.

The adventure begins  :cool:

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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #155 on: December 09, 2019, 07:12:42 am »
Great! See you tomorrow.

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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #156 on: December 09, 2019, 07:24:30 am »
Great! See you tomorrow.

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #157 on: December 09, 2019, 07:43:20 am »
I made it to Barcelona. I'm beat but feeling incredibly relaxed. I'll update the blog tonight, and post some pictures there.

 :cool:

Have a great time, looking forward to reading your blog.
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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #158 on: December 09, 2019, 09:13:48 am »
I made it to Barcelona. I'm beat but feeling incredibly relaxed. I'll update the blog tonight, and post some pictures there.

Yeah! I cannot wait to follow your adventures.
If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!

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Re: Meri does Europe - Dec 2019 edition
« Reply #159 on: Today at 06:08:30 pm »
Quick note for those who aren't in - or don't bother to read - The Back Room:

Here's my blog for this trip. :)

https://roanaskitchen.blogspot.com/
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