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  • Record Number: 8818
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Morgan , Nigel.
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  • Title: Texts and Images of Marian Devotion in English Twelfth-Century Monasticism and Their Influence on the Secular Church [The author briefly discusses surviving evidence, mostly from male Benedictine houses, which involves both devotional and theological material including liturgy, prayers, miracles, exempla, and controversial works, particularly concerning the Conception of the Virgin. Imags of Mary rely on intellectual and theological symbolism rather than on the humanized and affective portrayals that became popular in the thirteenth century. Common motifs include the Virgin as Ecclesia, Wisdom, Bride of Christ, and a crowned queen. Both images and texts were transmitted to the secular world. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Monasteries and society in medieval Britain: proceedings of the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium.  Edited by Benjamin ThompsonHarlaxton medieval studies.  Stamford Watkins , 1999.  Pages 117 - 136.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- General Iconography Liturgy Mary, Virgin, Saint Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Monks Prayer Theology
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations: Six figures. Figure One (Plate 7 in article) Manuscript illumination of a woman kneeling before the Virgin and Child, from the Shaftesbury Psalter (London, British Library, Lansdowne MS 383, fol. 165v). Figure Two (Plate 8 in article) Manuscript illumination of woman kneeling before the Virgin and Child, from the Meditations of St. Anselm (Oxford, University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. D.2.6, fol. 158v). Figure Three (Plate 9 in article) Manuscript illumination of the Virgin and Child from Boethius, De Musica (Cambridge, University Library, MS Ii.3.12, fol. 62v). Figure Four (Plate 10 in article) Manuscript illumination of the Tree of Jesse from the Shaftesbury Psalter (London, British Library, Lansdowne MS 383, fol. 15). Figure Five (Plate 11 in article) Manuscript illumination of the Tree of Jesse from a psalter (London, British Library, Cotton MS Nero C.iv, fol. 9). Figure Six (Plate 12 in article) Manuscript illumination of an initial with the Sponsa and Sponsus embracing from Bede on the Song of Songs (Cambridge, King's College, MS 19, fol. 21v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oslo
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1871615887
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