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I think the illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval era are much more influenced by the Byzantine era than Classical art. People are still represented much less realistically than they were in classical art, and the intention of the illuminated manuscripts was to tell stories and relay religious messages, which was an idea that started in the Byzantine era, and was taken further with illuminated manuscripts. Another thing taken from the Byzantine Era was the avoidance of Graven images, they don’t seem to take it as seriously as the Byzantine people, but the lasting effect of iconoclasm is definitely noticeable.