On the occasion of the Easter holiday, we present a set of exceptional miniatures from the Book of Hours of Henry IV of France
Then, as now, the psalms were the principal teaching text for all Christians, explaining and exemplifying the praise and penitence that form the cornerstones of medieval piety and faith.
When is it a good time for fighting and arguing? When should you avoid medicines? Perhaps this astrological guide from the 15th century can give you some answers.
The book of hours is undoubtedly a most invaluable aid to understanding how men and women viewed time in both the long term and the short term in the Middle Ages.
Wish your relatives and friends a Merry Christmas with a selection of inspiring e-Cards with images from the most exquisite illuminated Books of Hours from our friends at Moleiro Editor.
Leicester Cathedral has digitised and published the personal prayer book of King Richard III.
‘I love that something quirky and nerdy like the medieval book is becoming mainstream.’
The Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves, produced in the Netherlands in the early 15th century, is one of the most beautiful and complex manuscripts of the late Middle Ages.
In 2011 a medieval manuscript was broken apart – we take a look at the project which hopes to find all the pages and restore it.
In this piece, I suggest that such books were also constructed with the intention of instilling certain virtues within the young and newly-married woman—namely, submission and a humble desire for motherhood.
The Rothschild Prayerbook, which once set a record for the most expensive illuminated manuscript sold at auction, will again be offered for sale by Christie’s.
This article aims to shed light on the practice of reading the book of hours by considering who engaged in this practice, how the book of hours was read, and what the goal of such reading activity was.
A 15th-century Book of Hours has been recently purchased by the University of South Carolina, and students and the public will soon be able to see the valuable medieval text in person and online.
Louisiana State University proudly owns an authentic medieval manuscript called a Book of Hours. Celebrated as the university’s two millionth volume, this exquisitely illuminated manuscript is thought to be the only Book of Hours in a public collection in Louisiana.
A collection of medieval items dating back to the 10th century will be going up for auction in Paris in November. The medieval…
Here is the list of articles and theses posted to Medievalists.net in August 2009: Killing Cats in the Medieval Period: An Unusual episode…