Medieval Housebook

Hausbuch (Schloss Wolfegg)

Collection: private collection

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The Medieval Housebook of Wolfegg Castle is a handwritten compendium on various topics of practical knowledge useful for a nobleman written about 1480 by several authors. The Housebook is especially famous for its lively pictures, which provide a vivid insight into everyday life at the transition from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance. A housebook is a manuscript commissioned by the noble elite or wealthy citizens with a pedagogic content. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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