The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship (Exeter Mediaeval Texts & Studies)

The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship (Exeter Mediaeval Texts & Studies)

By: Bernard James Muir (editor), Margaret M. Manion (editor)Hardback

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This collection of articles, by scholars with established reputations in the field, focuses on medieval books designed for use in Christian worship, both public and private. Examples are drawn from French, Italian and Dutch work of the fourteenth to the early sixteenth centuries. The contributors explore the various ways in which text and imagery complement and re-enforce one another, and the importance of music and chant is also addressed. The interdisciplinary focus ensures that it will be of wide interest to scholars in many different fields. This is a work of original contributions by scholars with established reputations in the field; no other volume deals with the same material. Much of the visual material has been previously unpublished or inaccessible.

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Bernard Muir is Reader in Medieval Language and Literature in the English Department, University of Melbourne. His publications include The Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry (Exeter) and A Pre-Conquest English Prayerbook (Boydell).Margaret Manion is Professor Emeritus, Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne. Her publications include a facsimile edition of The Wharncliffe Hours (Thames & Hudson); Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts in Australian Collections (with Vera F. Vines) (Thames & Hudson).


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABBREVIATIONS LIST OF PLATES AND FIGURES Introduction Margaret M. Manion 1 The Early Insular Prayer Book Tradition and the Development of the Book of Hours, Bernard J. Muir 2 Women, Art and Devotion: Three French Fourteenth-Century Royal Prayer Books, Margaret M. Manion 3 Books for a Dominican Nuns' Choir: Illustrated Liturgical Manuscripts at Saint-Louis de Poissy, c.1330-1350, Joan Naughton 4 The Illustrated Office of the Passion in Italian Books of Hours, Bronwyn C. Stocks 5 An Unusual Image of the Assumption in a Fourteenth-Century Dominican Choir-Book, Margaret M. Manion 6 The Dominican Liturgy of the Assumption: Texts and Music for the Divine Office, John Stinson 7 A Centre for Devotional and Liturgical Manuscript Illumination in Fifteenth-Century Besancon, Vera F. Vines 8 The Master of Jacques de Besancon and a Fifteenth-Century Parisian Missal, Hilary Maddocks 9 Marginalized Jewels: The Depiction of Jewellery in the Borders of Flemish Devotional Manuscripts, Kate Challis 10 Devotional Objects in Book Format: Diptychs in the Collection of Margaret of Austria and her Family, Dagmar Eichberger LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS INDEX

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  • publication date: 01/08/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780859895668
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780859895668
  • weight: 1035
  • ISBN10: 0859895661

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