Of course, there are not just books in the State Library’s collection. What other sorts of things do you think you could find? Books, newspapers, pictures, CDs, videos, DVDs, manuscripts, maps and magazines are just some of the things that you can find. Altogether, there are around 5 million items!
DID YOU KNOW? ‘ Illuminated’ originally meant the gold or silver decoration because it ‘lit up’ the page!
Most people were Catholic and took their faith very seriously.
he Medieval Imagination From Manuscripts to the Modern World Bethany Leong State Library of Victoria
Level 5: studies of medieval societies, using a variety of sources that record features of past societies (including daily life, education, religion and culture). Use of primary sources, strengths and limitations of historical documents.
Australian Curriculum links:
Year 8, the Ancient to the Modern World: Depth study 1, The Western and Islamic World, Medieval Europe – including the way of life (social, cultural, economic and political features) and the roles and relationships of different groups in society and the dominance of the Catholic church.
Plus integrated curriculum links with visual arts
Medieval manuscripts The Aspremont-Kievraing Psalter-Hours (c. 1300) 1 What is a manuscript?
Can be decorated or illuminated with silver or gold
Contains clues about life at the time they were produced
Medieval Europe vs. today Modern map of Europe 2 Europe – late Middle Ages 3