Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 3

21. Miniature from the psalter of Ludwigs des Heiligen (late 13th cent.)


22. Miniature from an illuminated psalter (late 12th cent.); detail


23. King David playing a hurdy-gurdy (13th cent.)


24. Miniature from the World Chronicle of Rudolph von Ems (c. 1360)


25. Background paintings on the choir loft of Köln Cathedral (1325)


26. Miniature of a king playing a hurdy-gurdy (13th cent.)


27. Kings playing musical instruments; miniature (late 13th cent.)


28. Miniature from an English bestiary (early 14th cent.)


29. Miniature from the Luttrell Psalter (c. 1330); detail


30. Miniature from the Luttrell Psalter (c. 1330); detail

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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
© Translation copyright 2005, Olympic Musical Instruments and the Bröcker Tranlation Group