Manuscripts held onto

manuscripts held onto
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Because of their exclusive status as the daughters, sisters, aunts, and relatives of society’s most prominent and influential families, convent women had access to wealthy donor support.  Drawing on these connections they sponsored and orchestrated production of some of the most beautiful and costly manuscripts created in the Middle Ages, books such as the huge, richly illuminated gradual of St. Katharinenthal (c. 1312).  Although the sisters did not make this magnificent work...
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