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Perhaps no other relic of the European Middle Ages captures our imagination more than illuminated medieval manuscripts, or those documents decorated with images and colored pigments. Serving as windows unto a lost world of kings, ladies, faith, war, and culture, they communicate complex visual and textual narratives of Europe’s collective cultural heritage and patrimony. In this fashion, illuminated manuscripts are dynamic messages from our communal past that are still relevant today in fields like graphic design and typography. In this seven-week course, students will explore the material creation, content, and historical context of illuminated medieval European manuscripts. Students will acquire an introductory knowledge of their distinguishing characteristics, their cataloguing and periodization (when they were created), the methods utilized to produce them, and their historical context and value. Student achievement will be assessed using not only traditional multiple-choice quizzes, but more importantly will be evaluated based on individual student projects. In their final projects students will either (1) produce a board of commented images about medieval manuscripts or (2) prepare a physical manuscript using medieval methods. The best of these peer-evaluated projects will be posted on the Deciphering Secrets website, which is our collective citizen scholarship web presence that encourages and supports our global citizen scholars appreciation and contributions to transcription of medieval manuscripts. Finally, we wish to highlight that this course is an exciting international collaboration between the University of Colorado (USA) and Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain)....



Jan 26, 2018

An excellent overview of a complex subject , with the rare option to explore the practical skills involved in making manuscripts , and with a forward view of new research evolving IT makes possible.


May 4, 2017

fascinating subject. Excellent course whether you want to just learn about the history of the manuscripts or try creating some yourself. The Spanish professor is a real expert in the subject.


51 - Deciphering Secrets: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Medieval Europe 的 64 个评论(共 64 个)

创建者 Charles R

Nov 17, 2019

This is a very good course.

I have learned a lot in a few weeks.

创建者 Alena B

Mar 14, 2017

Дужа захпляльны і цудоўны курс! Раю ўсім! Выкладчыкі - чароўныя!

创建者 Rossella P

Feb 21, 2021

I recommend this course to everyone. It's very interesting.

创建者 paq58

Dec 13, 2021

Fantastic experience to dig into old manuscripts!

创建者 Francesco M

Dec 16, 2020

Ottimo Corso e bravissimi professori

创建者 Irene M M

Mar 10, 2020

Muy completo y detallado.


Jan 28, 2017

Great course!!

创建者 Anne G M A

Sep 10, 2018

I am enjoying this course a lot!!

this despite some broken links + as per my experience with the course, the process of getting reviewed by the pairs is a pain, often not getting the feedback needed, the deadline surpasses, and it is complicated to understand if it is due to system or not. While getting those issues one cannot concentrate properly on the course because it takes time digging on that part instead of dedicating that time studying.I think the course is excellent though and I am absolutely loving it.

创建者 Eda O

Oct 29, 2021

The course content is beautiful - I enjoyed the part focusing on the manuscripts more but the historical concept part was also interesting. The only suggestion could be focusing less on Spain.

创建者 George M

Feb 19, 2017

You can read my full review on my blog:

创建者 David H

Jun 29, 2022

Really enjoyed it bbut t a k e s to o l o n g to get certificate

创建者 David B

Apr 6, 2017


创建者 Lynn H

Mar 14, 2017

It was a very interesting course, however it was biased toward Spanish history with the inclusions. I was really more interested in what I thought the course was supposed to be about anyway, Medieval Manuscripts. I had a terrible time deciphering the lecturer's English and, because I'm not interested in a course certificate, the course projects were a waste of my time, though I can see that they could be fun and add to the enjoyment of the course.

创建者 Wesley W

Sep 24, 2020

Slow, tedious, boring.