6 most amazing books of the Middle Ages

In the late Middle Ages book it was considered largely an indicator of not learning the owner, and his high social status. Each copy is made by hand, and the product was equivalent to almost iskusstva.A if the book was still precarious, the value of its increased significantly. Website published an interesting overview, which presents six unique antique books.

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In the late Middle Ages were popular booklets shaped heart. Often they were not filled with religious and entertainment content. This is the songbooks in the form of hearts.

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This miniature masterpiece titled Rotundus Code dates from 1480 year. This prayer book, written in Latin and French. It is made in an irregular spherical shape. The diameter of the booklets is only 9 cm, and the length of the spine - 3 cm. 266 pages of the unknown author portrayed the 30 unique capital letters. Now this masterpiece of the 15th century is in the public library of the German city of Hildesheim.

Belt book h2>


Belt book is so named because it was worn on the belt. A piece of skin is a continuation of the book and shut up for the belt or waistband person. And the book was hanging upside down, so that it can be read without removing the belt. These books were popular in the 15-16 centuries in Germany and the Netherlands.

Bilateral book "dozado» h2>


Such bilateral books used in the 16-17 centuries. Their unusual binding called «dos-a-dos» («dozado"). This method is often used when creating the Old and New Testaments.

The book can be read by six different ways h2>


This book is a more complex form of the preceding one. It can read the six different ways. In other words, it contains 6 different books. This ingenious creation was created in Germany in the 16th century. It contains religious texts of the past, including "Small Catechism" of Martin Luther. Now the book is kept in the library of Strängnäs (Sweden).

The book on the "stalk» h2>

In the 17th century, the book weighed more than now. Children's alphabet was a piece of paper attached to the frame on the stem. Thus, the child is able to clamp a piece of wood between your legs and lift the alphabet to the required distance in front of the eyes.



via www.kulturologia.ru/blogs/310116/28256/

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