Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyPhilip the Good: Early Book Collector, Patron of the Arts

  • Sun, 03 May 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    In 15th century Europe, the act of accumulating a collection of written works was linked to prestige and wealth. An early collector from this period, Philip the Good, proves an interesting study. As the Duke of Burgundy, Philip amassed a vast collection of texts, more specifically, illuminated manuscripts. During his reign, he contributed to a flourishing of the arts throughout the Burgundy province.

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