Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4430
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Smith , Kathryn A.
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  • Title: Book, Body, and the Construction of Self in the Taymouth Hours [The author analyzes miniatures and bas de page illustrations in a book of hours made for an English royal woman in the 1330s. Smith finds evidence of models of appropriate devout behavior for the laity. The portrait of the book owner at prayer during mass shows her with hands extended and the book of hours at her side. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage, and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom.  Edited by Katherine Allen Smith and Scott WellsStudies in the History of Christian Traditions.  Brill, 2009.  Pages 173 - 204.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Books of Hours Devotional Practices Illumination of Manuscripts Lay Piety Noble Women Patronage, Artistic Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: New York University
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9789004171251
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