Professor Collaborates with Getty Museum to Bring 15th-century Manuscript to the Public

Published: June 15, 2016

UCLA professor and recently named Guggenheim Fellow Zrinka Stahuljak spent the last three years helping the J. Paul Getty Museum bring an important 15th-century Flemish manuscript to life for the general public.

“The Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies” is a lushly illustrated tale of chivalry and romance. It follows a fictional 15th-century Burgundian knight on his adventures in medieval Egypt and Jerusalem. The prized manuscript was recently acquired by the Getty Museum and is currently on display at the Getty Center.

Stahuljak joined forces with Getty senior curator of manuscripts Elizabeth Morrison to produce a lavish large-scale commercial publication about the manuscript. The resultant book, “The Adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies: Chivalry and Romance in the Medieval East,” explores the manuscript’s cultural, historical and artistic contexts through images, translations and companion essays.

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