My focus of research has lately been drawn to instruments in early medieval psalters. With the main focus on the Utrecht and Stuttgart examples. So much that I themed this year the “Year of the Psalter”
Both are masterpieces of the ‘Carolingian Renaissance’ where the Carolingian rulers tended to legitimize themselves as being the true heirs of the Roman empire. Don’t be confused by the names. Early medieval manuscripts are generally named after the places where they are kept, not where they were made. These psalters were made in France, Paris (Stuttgart Psalter) and Reims (Utrecht Psalter).
In the next months I plan on posting more about the various projects involving the psalters. For now just a short introduction to the Utrecht Psalter.
So stay tuned for more Psalter fun…