Tradition and Transformations. The illustrated
Manuscripts of the
"Liber Floridus" by Lambert of Saint-Omer
The "Liber Floridus" is reputed to be one of the most famous
of the Middle Ages (c. 1120, Gent, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Ms. 92)
repeatedly been copied until the sixteenth century. Seven manuscripts
have come down to us transmitting not only the texts but also the
unique miniatures of the florilegium.
Based on both a codicological analysis
of the illustrated copies of the
"Liber Floridus" and the
of differences as well as
continuities within the transfer of knowledge,
my project aims at disclosing
the manuscripts as mediators and as a
media of information.
This is not only
to characterize the intentions of the respective patrons
but also to exemplify
changes in the re-production and reception of medieval
erudition and imagery.
Liber Floridus (c. 1120), Gent, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Ms. 92,
Liber Floridus (E. 15. Jh.), Chantilly, Musie Condi, Ms. 724 (olim 1596),
Warburg Institute (London), Photographic Collection
Studies of Art History, Philosophy as well as German language and
in Munich, Berlin and London, M.A.