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Medieval manuscripts: The Hours of Charles of Angoulême

The Hours of Charles of Angoulême has plenty of surprises in store for lovers of illuminated manuscripts.

The Great Hours of Anne of Brittany

The Great Hours of Anne of Brittany, created between 1503 and 1508 in Tours, France, is undoubtedly a masterpiece of French painting.

She Shall Be Saved in Childbearing: Submission,Contemplation of Conception, and Annunciation Imagery in the Books of Hours of Two Late Medieval Noblewomen

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.

Medieval Books of Hours in the Public Library of Bruges

A documentary created by the Public Library of Bruges about their collection

En/gendering representations of childbirth in fifteenth-century Franco-Flemish devotional manuscripts

Late-medieval representationsof the births of holy and heroic children invariably show a domestic interior with the new mother lying in bed attended
by female assistants.These images thus appearto show a `genderedspace’ in which women cared for each other and from which men were marginalized.

Reading and meditation in the Middle Ages: Lectio divina and books of hours

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.

15th-century Book of Hours comes to South Carolina

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.

Time and the Flower: Significant Images of the Passage of Time in the Floral Borders of the Hours of Catherine of Cleves

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, produced in the Netherlands c.1440-45, is one of the most beautiful and complex illuminated manuscript of the late Middle Ages.

The Meanings of Devotional Space: Female Owner-Portraits in Three French and Flemish Books of Hours

I would argue that owner-portraits create a new textual space for women. Indeed, they are the means of a new way, not just of seeing women, but also of women seeing.

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