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An Illuminated Manuscript is a manuscript that is most often used for religious teachings and stories.  The margins and texts of the manuscript are highly ornamented with colorful images of animals, flowers, and even scenes of life at the time.  These expensive documents flourished during the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance periods.
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