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With the kind permission of the author and publishers, the following glossary has been reproduced (with some revisions) from:

Michelle P. Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms (J. Paul Getty Museum: Malibu and British Library: London, 1994)

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