Everything (is) illuminated.
October 3, 2005 1:10 PM   Subscribe

Enluminures is a French archive of images from illuminated manuscripts. It has digital galleries covering war, eating in the Middle Ages, and the hunt, as well as several other subjects. (Note the tiny page indicators at the top of the galleries.) Most of the images are available through the search page, however, which includes not only subject, title, creator and type of decoration indexes, but also the ability to look only at one library's contributions. Other threads about illuminated manuscripts here.
[Unfortunately, this French site uses Javascript to link to images and I couldn't figure out a way to present examples here.]
posted by OmieWise (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Thank you! Great find, OmieWise.
posted by LeeJay at 1:17 PM on October 3, 2005

What LeeJay said.

If you're using Firefox, once you have an image open, even if it is in a popup window, you can rightclick on the image and select "Copy Image Location" to get a URL for the image directly. I was able to do that on this page. But who cares, your links work just fine!
posted by JeremyT at 1:21 PM on October 3, 2005

you and your links Omie. nicely done sir!
posted by mrs.pants at 1:32 PM on October 3, 2005

Head, anyone? Great post.
posted by LarryC at 3:27 PM on October 3, 2005

Thanks, OmieWise
posted by Cranberry at 3:28 PM on October 3, 2005

posted by languagehat at 5:27 PM on October 3, 2005

Beautiful. Thanks, OmieWise.
posted by .kobayashi. at 5:40 PM on October 3, 2005

It's a brilliant site and thanks for posting it - I've been kind of avoiding it since I only have 1 lifetime to waste away.
posted by peacay at 1:25 PM on October 4, 2005

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