Titled in honor of the literary alter ego of Emperor Maximilian I, Freydal is the oldest book on tournaments of the Late Middle Ages, inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. This reprint of the original Vienna History Museum, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of his death, combines the 255 miniatures enhanced in gold and silver with essays and a summary of the 64 tournaments he organized.
From 1512 to 1515, Maximiliano commissioned a large manuscript with illustrations and exquisite details about the 64 tournaments he organized. The 255 miniatures it contains, with elaborate additions of gold and silver, are an allegorical epic that tells the story of an intrepid hero, a wandering knight who is none other than Maximilian himself.
To this day, Freydal remains the most extensive tournament book of the late Middle Ages and an essential source for the study of courtly holidays in modern Europe. His miniatures, too delicate to be permanently exhibited, are kept in the archives of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
To celebrate the fifth centenary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I, the Taschen publishing house reproduces the complete miniatures in full color photographs and, for the first time, makes this unique manuscript available to everyone.
Multilingual edition: German, French and English. Hardcover cloth in several colors, with an illustration attached to each lid, smooth spine, 2 guide ribbons and tinted edges in 3 colors. 37 x 37 cm format, 448 pages. Presented in a box, briefcase type, illustrated cardboard, format 42.5 x 39 x 6 cm.
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