CALLIGRAPHY & ILLUMINATION

An ongoing site with articles and links on Calligraphy & Illumination as they apply to the Middle Ages and the SCA.



Calontir Scribes Handbook    
     
Heraldry for Scribes
by Sorcha MacLeod
  Examples of Scrolls
     
Heraldry & Scribes   Cyber Scriptorium
     
Medieval Manuscript Production
by Alethea Charle
  Oxford University's Bodelain Library of Illuminated Pages
     
How manuscripts & parchment are made   Calligraphy, Manuscripts and Illumination
     
Calligraphy and Illumination Links
     (Sample scrolls; articles on style, layout, pens, paper, inks, paints, etc)
  Labyrinth Search: Manuscripts
     
Of Scribes, Scrolls and Awards: Fitting it all Together
by Tatiana Dieugarde
  Whitework 101
     
Lessons for Beginner Scribes on How to Paint SCA Scrolls
by Dairine mor o'uHigin
  Creating French Culture: Monarchs and Monasteries
     
Auntie Elspeth Reviews Calligraphy and Illumination Books   DScriptorium
     
Tres Riche Heures du Duc de Berry   Manuscripts, Paleography, Codicology
     
Calligraphy Groups and Resources   The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library
     
Medieval Manuscripts on the Web: A Brief Introduction   The Bergendal Collection
     
Piers Plowman Facsimiles   Islamic Calligraphy
     
Basic Scribes Equipment   Japanese Calligraphy
     
Quills - Part 1: General Information   Chinese Calligraphy
     
Quills - Part 2: Cutting a Quill Pen   How to Cut a Bamboo Pen
     
Quills - Part 3: Ink   Calligraphy & Illumination Hints
     
Kingdom of the Outlands Scribe's Handbook   Older Set of Calligraphy and Illumination Links
     
   
  ..........  

 



Articles "Missing in Action"
If anyone knows where these articles can be found online, please
contact me via
e-mail: modar@everestkc.net

Medieval Manuscript Production <--with pictures intact
by Alethea Charle

Vellum Gallery of Calligraphy, Illumination, and Letter Arts

Turkish Calligraphy



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This Calligraphy & Illumination page is published by Ron Knight (known in the SCA as Modar Neznanich) for the edification of the members of the Barony of Forgotten Sea, its cantons, the Shire of Cm an Iolair and the members of the SCA. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate S.C.A. policies. In cases of conflict with printed versions of material presented on these pages or it's links, the dispute will be decided in favor of the printed version unless otherwise indicated. Opinions expressed are those of the authors.


1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Ron Knight  
Baron Modar Neznanich, OPel

e-mail: modar@everestkc.net

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