For our first history/archives post today we feature this interesting video from the Getty Museum on the process of making illuminated books (manuscripts) in the Middle Ages. I find this history of book-making fascinating, and I think you will also find it informative.
This is the introduction found to the video on YouTube:
An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects produced in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, primarily in monasteries and courts. Society’s rulers–emperors, kings, dukes, cardinals, and bishops–commissioned the most splendid manuscripts.