The decoration of manuscripts in the scriptorium of the Abbey of St Evroult, in Normandy, reached its zenith around the year 1100. Initials of a remarkable quality and detail, displaying very diverse and innovative iconographies, illustrated a wave of contemporary manuscripts, for the most part, with exegetical and historical contents. A monastic home to reputed chroniclers in the High Middle Ages such as OrdericVitalis or Geoffrey Malaterra, St Evroult became a true Norman hub of ecclesiastical training and manuscript culture several decades after the conquest of England. This corpus of illuminatedmanuscripts, being liturgical materials but also learning tools for the monks, represents an overlooked indication of this cultural effervescence in post-1066 Normandy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Art and Education: Manuscript illumination in the Norman abbey of St Evroult after 1066|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|