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  • Record Number: 8638
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Folda , Jaroslav
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  • Title: A Twelfth-Century Prayerbook for the Queen of Jerusalem [the author argues that the manuscript was commissioned by King Fulk for his wife, Queen Melisende, as part of his efforts to moderate her anger following his ill treatment of Hugh, Count of Jaffa; the manuscript illuminations, ivory bookcovers, and silk covering combine decorative motifs from Melisende's Orthodox-Crusader Eastern heritage with Fulk's Anglo-Angevin inheritance].
  • Source: Medieval Perspectives 8, ( 1993): Pages 1 - 14.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Illumination of Manuscripts Manuscripts- Ownership of Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem and Wife of King Fulk of Anjou Prayerbooks Psalters, Liturgical Books Queens
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 12
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; London, British Library, Egerton MS. 1139. Known as the Melisende Psalter. Made between 1131 and 1143. Four different artists worked on the manuscript's paintings.
  • Illustrations: One figure. Figure One Ivory bookcover for the Psalter of Queen Melisende. It depicts a Crusader king performing the corporal works of mercy (London, British Library).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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  • Year of Publication: 1993.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10575367
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