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Author Reinburg, Virginia.

Title French Books of Hours : Making an Archive of Prayer, c.1400-1600
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (314 pages)
Contents Cover; French Books of Hours; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and a note on translations; Introduction; Part I: A Social History of the Book of Hours; Prologue to Part I; 1: Culture and commerce; The evolution of hourly prayer and the book of hours; The book of hours and intercessory prayer; Manuscripts; The advent of printing; How many printed books of hours?; Explaining the rise and decline of production; Cost and value; The social composition of book ownership; 2: Owners and their books; A portrait of the owners
5: A fragment of a religionPraying to the saints; Prayer during the mass; Legends and promises; 6: Prayer to the Virgin Mary; The Annunciation; Mary's passion; Shrines and pilgrimage; Conclusion; Bibliography; 1. BOOKS OF HOURS; MANUSCRIPTS; PRINTED BOOKS OF HOURS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BY PUBLICATION DATE); 2. GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY; WORKS PUBLISHED BEFORE 1700; WORKS PUBLISHED AFTER 1700; 3. INTERNET RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH ON FRENCH BOOKS OF HOURS (LINKS VERIFIED ON 10 MARCH 2011); Index
The livre de raison and the family-owned book of hours"For the use of women"; Treasured possession and devotional object; 3: Prayer book and primer; French and Latin; Latin, the liturgy, and the book of hours; A sacred language?; Latin and French in the book of hours; A primer for literacy; Reading the book of hours; Image and imagination; Conclusion: A book for prayer and literacy; Part II: An Ethnography of Prayer; Prologue to Part II; 4: Words and rites; Prayer as speech; The colloquy style; The contract style; Charms, blessings, and recipes; Prayer as rite; Conclusion: Oral rites
Summary How was the Book of Hours created and used as a book and what did it mean to its owners?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Books and reading -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Books of hours -- France.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011037681
ISBN 1107007216
1139030493 (electronic book)
1139233629 (electronic bk.)
9781139030496 (electronic book)
9781139233620 (electronic bk.)