Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8380
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Manion , Margaret M.
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  • Title: Women, Art, and Devotion: Three French Fourteenth-Century Royal Prayer Books [The author argues that the three prayerbooks were produced by the same group of skilled illuminators under the influence of Franciscan and Dominican spirituality; however, each book has many unique texts and illustrations adapted to the needs and interes
  • Source: The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship.  Edited by Margaret M. Manion and Bernard J. Muir.  University of Exeter Press, 1998.  Pages 21 - 66.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Blanche of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy Books of Hours Hours of Jeanne of Navarre, Queen of Navarre and Wife of Philippe, Comte d'Evreux Illumination of Manuscripts Lay Piety Manuscripts- Ownership of Noble Women Prayerbooks Psalter of Bonne of Luxembourg,
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 390. Vellum, 26 folios of which 24 belonged to the original manuscript known as the "Savoy Hours" or the "Psalter-Hours of Blanche of Burgundy." Dated on stylistic grounds to cir
  • Illustrations: Seventeen illustrations. Figure One Blanche of Savoy kneeling before the Trinity, Savoy Hours (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 390, f.2). Figure Two Christ addresses Bonne of Luxembourg and Jean le Bon from the Cross, Psalter of Bonne of Luxembourg (New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 69.86, f. 329). Figure Three Vision of Isaiah. Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 25). Figure Four St John the Baptist, Petites Heures (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 18014, f. 208). Figure Five Blanche of Savoy at Prayer (Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 390, f. 25v). Figure Six Annunciation, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre, (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat 3145, f. 39). Figure Seven Entombment, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 115). Figure Eight Anointing of St. Louis, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 99). Figure Nine The preaching of the Crusade, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 106v.). Figure Ten Jeanne de Navarre with her guardian angel gives alms to the poor, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 123v.). Figure Eleven Jeanne de Navarre kneels before the Virgin and Child, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 118v.). Figure Twelve Jeanne de Navarre kneels before the Virgin and Child, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 151v.). Figure Thirteen King Charles V kneels before St Anthony, Savoy Hours (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 390, f.4). Figure Fourteen The wound of Christ and the instruments of the Passion (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 69.86, f. 331). Figure Fifteen The degrees of charity, Psalter of Bonne of Luxembourg (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 69.86, f. 315). Figure Sixteen Jean de Berry and his guardian angel, Petites Heures (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale MS lat. 18014, f. 199). Plate One (In Color) Instruction of St Louis, Hours of Jeanne of Navarre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS n. a. lat. 3145, f. 85v.).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Melbourne [Emeritus]
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859895661
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