How ancient parchment manuscripts were made

How ancient parchment manuscripts were made

This video from the Getty Museum is a fascinating look at how animal skins were turned into books during the Middle Ages. Relevant to our upcoming episodes on Poggio Bracciolini, one of the great manuscript hunters of the Renaissance.
San Giorgio Monastery

San Giorgio Monastery

Claude Monet’s painting of San Giorgio Monastery in Venice, where Cosimo de Medici lived in exile when he was banished from Florence in 1433 by Rinaldo degli Albizzi.