From the Březnice Library. A Typological Survey of Book Bindings of Medieval Codices from the Augustinian Monasteries in Roudnice and Sadská
|book binding, medieval codices, Roudnice monastery, provenance features, book furniture
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|NOVOTNÝ, Jan a BÁRTOVÁ, Kateřina. From the Březnice Library. A Typological Survey of Book Bindings of Medieval Codices from the Augustinian Monasteries in Roudnice and Sadská. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2023, 68(1-2), 53–69. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnpsc.2023.006. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/acta-musei-nationalis-pragae-historia-litterarum/68-1-2/from-the-breznice-library-a-typological-survey-of-book-bindings-of-medieval-codices-from-the-augustinian-monasteries-in-roudnice-and-sadska
The survey of medieval book bindings in the National Museum Library has focused on a group of codices from Augustinian monasteries in Roudnice nad Labem, Sadská and Jaroměř. The research methodology is based on accurate terminology, form processing and photographic documentation of medieval bindings. When determining the origin of codices, attention is paid to the characteristic features of the bindings, which can be an indicator of provenance. The Roudnice codices can be identified based on the craftsmanship of the metal elements and their compositional concept. Roudnice bindings have been divided into several groups according to the shape and finish of the corner and central pieces. Similarity in bookbinding processing, decoration technique, the use of identical structural and typological elements and materials of the same quality distinguish the Roudnice codices from contemporary domestic bindings.