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SCA Scribal 101: Shading
Scribal Kit Deconstructed
The Making Of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts – Dr Sally Dormer
Scribes at Work
15th Century white vine illumination: painting, applying gold leaf and burnishing
Demo of Manuscript illumination
Atelier: Medieval illumination
Scribal Instruction video!! 1/6


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Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) – Virtual Library of Abbey of St. Gallen
Gutenberg School of Scribes
Oxford University – Early Manuscripts
Philadelphia Free Library: Digital Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Turning the Pages – The British Library
Web Gallery of Art – Miniatures, 12th – 16th Centuries
The Morgan Library & Museum
Thijs Porck



Aberdeen Bestiary
Code Manesse
The Gottingen Model Book
King Edward the Confessor
Maciejowski Bible



Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work,
Alexander, Jonathan,Yale University Press, New Haven 1992..

The Illuminated Page: 10 Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library,
Backhouse, Janet, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1998.

Understanding Illuminating Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms,
Brown, Michelle, The J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library Board, London, 1994.

The Calligrapher’s Handbook. 2nd Edition
Child, Heather, ed, New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1986..

Scribes and Illuminators: Medieval Craftsman Series,
De Hamel, Christopher, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992..

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts,
De Hamel, Christopher, Phaidon, London, 1986..

The British Library guide to Manuscript Illumination – History and Techniques,
 De Hamel, Christopher, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2001.

Medieval Calligraphy – It’s History and Technique,
Drogin, Marc, Dover Publications Inc. New York, 1980.

The History of Writing,
Jackson, Donald, Taplinger Publishing Co., New York, 1981.

Writing & Illuminating & Lettering,
Johnston, Edward, Pitman & Sons, London, 1932.

The Calligrapher’s Handbook,
Lamb, C.M., Ed.,  Faber & Faber, London, 1968.

Color Decoration and Illumination in Calligraphy—Techniques and Projects,
Morgan, Margaret,, New York, Dover, 1997.

The Craftsman’s Handbook
“Il Libro dell’Arte” Cennino d’Andrea Cennini,Translated By Daniel Thompson, Dover Publications, Inc.,
New York, 1960.

Theophilus On Divers Arts, The Foremost Medieval treatise on Painting, Glassmaking and Metalwork,
Dover Publications Inc., New York, 1979.

The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting,
Thompson, Daniel,  Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1956.

De Arte Illuminandi: The Technique of Manuscript Illumination,
Thompson, D.V., translator.Yale University Press, New Haven, 1933.

Masterpieces of Illumination: The World’s Most Famous Manuscripts 400 To 1600,
Walther, Ingo & Wolf, Norbert,Taschen America LLC, 2005.

Illuminated Manuscripts and Their Makers,
Watson, Rowan, V&A Publications, London, 2003.

Bibles and Bestiaries : A Guide to Illuminated Manuscripts,
Wilson, Elizabeth,Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 1994.​



An Tir The An Tir College of Scribes
Ansteorra – The Ansteorran College of Scribes and Illuminators
Artemisia – Artemisia’s Scribal Handbook
Atlantia – The Atlantian Scribal Hall
Atenveldt – Atenveldt Office of the Kingdom Scribe
Caid – The Caidan College of Scribes
Calontir – Calontir Falcon Signet
Drachenwald – Drachenwald Signet Clerk
Ealdormere –  Ealdormere Kingdom Signet
East – The East Kingdom College of Scribes
Lochac – The Royal College and Confraternity of Scribes and Illuminators
Meridies – Meridian College of Scribes
Middle  Middle Kingdom Scribal College
Northshield  Northshield Polaris Signet
Outlands – Outlands College of Scribes
Trimaris – Tirmaris Colledge of Scribes
West – West Kingdom College of Scribes