Book Series Burgundica, vol. 15

Books in Transition at the Time of Philip the Fair

Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century Low Countries

Hanno Wijsman (ed)

  • Pages: 319 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Illustrations:74 b/w
  • Language(s):English, French
  • Publication Year:2010

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In 2006, 500 years after his death, the Royal Library of Belgium organised an exhibition revealing treasures from the era of Philip the Fair (1478-1506), last duke of Burgundy. This volume reunites most of the papers delivered at a conference held during the exhibition, increased with four new chapters. Ten specialists from Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States discuss the book market and its place in society in this transitional period when manuscripts and printed books were produced and used next to one another. The contributions are organised in pairs around five topics, whereby in each case one author treats manuscripts and the other printed books: Philip the Fair and his books, art in books, music in books, politics in books, the book market. Contributions by: Renaud Adam, Jean-Marie Cauchies, Marieke van Delft, Lieve De Kesel, Samuel Mareel, Zoe Saunders, Susie Speakman Sutch, Herman Pleij, Rob Wegman, and Hanno Wijsman.


Hanno Wijsman is postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University. His research focuses on the cultural, social, and political history of later medieval and sixteenth century Europe with special attention to manuscript studies and book history in the  Netherlands and France.



Table of Contents:

Hanno Wijsman, Introduction: A Prince and the Books of his Time – Jean-Marie Cauchies, Philippe le Beau dans les livres: un ‘grand oublié’ de l’histoire… - Hanno Wijsman, Philippe le Beau et les livres : rencontre entre une époque et une personnalité – Lieve De Kesel, Heritage and Innovation in Flemish Book Illumination at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century : Framing the Frames from Simon Marmion to Gerard David – Marieke Van Delft, Illustrations in Early Printed Books and Manuscript Illumination: the Case of a Dutch Book of Hours Printed by Wolfgang Hopyl in Paris in 1500 – Rob C. Wegman, Publication Before Printing: How Did Flemish Polyphony Travel in Manuscript Culture? – Zoe Saunders, Manuscripts in the Age of Print: Production, Function, and Destinations of the Alamire Manuscripts – Samuel Mareel, Theatre and Politics in Brussels at the Time of Philip the Fair: the Leemans Collection – Susie Speakman Sutch, Politics and Print at the Time of Philip the Fair – Hanno Wijsman, Une bataille perdue d’avance? Les manuscrits après l’introduction de l’imprimerie dans les anciens Pays-Bas – Renaud Adam, Imprimeurs en Brabant et en Flandre au temps de Philippe le Beau – Herman Pleij, Printing as a Long-Term Revolution