Visual Translation: Illuminated Manuscripts and the First French Humanists

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Visual Translation: Illuminated Manuscripts and the First French Humanists

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Visual Translation breaks new ground in the study of French manuscripts, contributing to the fields of French humanism, textual translation, and the reception of the classical tradition in the first half of the fifteenth century.

While the prominence and quality of illustrations in French manuscripts have attracted attention, their images have rarely been studied systematically as components of humanist translation. Anne D. Hedeman fills this gap by studying the humanist book production closely supervised by Laurent de Premierfait and Jean Leb?gue for courtly Parisian audiences in the first half of the fifteenth century.

Hedeman explores how visual translation works in a series of unusually densely illuminated manuscripts associated with Laurent and Leb?gue circa 1404-54. These manuscripts cover both Latin texts, such as Statius s Thebiad and Achilleid, Terence s Comedies, and Sallust s Conspiracy of Cataline and Jurguthine War, and F