What are the three types of illuminated manuscripts?


What are the three types of illuminated manuscripts?

Illuminated Manuscripts:

Illuminated manuscripts, which are also known as painted manuscripts, refers to a text that includes additional decorative elements. Originally, the term illuminated manuscript only referred to pages that were decorated with gold or silver, but the definition is now used more broadly. Illuminated manuscripts were popular in Europe and Islamic countries during the Middle Ages.

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The three types of illuminated manuscripts are initials, borders and small illustrations. Although these three elements may seem minor, they greatly...

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