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A. Wallert

Medieval treatise containing a collection of chemical recipes, with descriptions on the preparation and application of pigments and dyes. It is a parchment codex written by different hands in the late 8th or early 9th century. The manuscript (Lucca, Bib. Capitolare, Cod. 490) is sometimes called the ‘Lucca manuscript’ but is better known as ...

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Ulrich Kuder, Carola Hicks, Matthias Exner, Florentine Mütherich, G. Reinheckel and Charles T. Little

Term used to describe the art produced in the Holy Roman Empire from c. ad 955 until the late 11th century.

The term is derived from the names of three successive German rulers from Saxony (see Saxony, House of family). Otto I the Great, who became king in 936, defeated the Hungarians at the battle of Lechfeld in 955 and extended his rule into Italy, being crowned emperor in 962. His son ...