Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England by Charity Scott-Stokes | 9781843840701 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

by Charity Scott-Stokes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843840707

ISBN-13: 9781843840701

Pub. Date: 03/23/2006

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later middle ages. Women were often patrons or owners of such books, which were usually illustrated: indeed, the earliest surviving exemplar made in England was designed and illustrated by William de Brailes in Oxford in the mid-thirteenth century, for an unknown young lady whom

Overview

The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later middle ages. Women were often patrons or owners of such books, which were usually illustrated: indeed, the earliest surviving exemplar made in England was designed and illustrated by William de Brailes in Oxford in the mid-thirteenth century, for an unknown young lady whom he portrayed in the book several times. This volume brings together a selection of texts taken from books of hours known to have been owned by women. While some will be familiar from bibles or prayer-books, others have to be sought in specialist publications, often embedded in other material, and a few have not until now been available at all in modern editions or translations. The texts are complemented by an introduction setting the book of hours in its context, an interpretive essay, glossary and annotated bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843840701
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Series:
Library of Medieval Women
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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