Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9012
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Legaré , Anne-Marie.
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  • Title: Charlotte de Savoie's Library and Illuminators [The author argues that Queen Charlotte took much interest in her books. She was particularly occupied with devotional literature and with giving needed books to her family members. The Appendix presents excerpts from documents relating to her library and a list of manuscripts belonging to her husband, Louis XI, that were included in the inventory of Charlotte's property. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History 4, ( 2001): Pages 32 - 67. Issue Title: Women and Book Culture in Late Medieval and Early Modern France
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Charlotte of Savoie, Wife of Louis XI, King of France Illumination of Manuscripts Inventories Libraries, Medieval Manuscripts- Ownership of Queens Readers
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Eight figures. Figure One Guillaume Piqueau, Annunciation, Nativity, and Adoration, manuscript illumination, 1482, in Ludolphe de Saxe, Vita Jesu Christi (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr.407, fol. 1). Figure Two Jean Colombe, Robert Blondel offering his book to Charlotte of Savoie, manuscript illumination, in Robert Blondel, Les Douze Périls d'enfer (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr.449, fol. 1). Figure Three Unknown artist, The arms of Charlotte of Savoie held by two angels, manuscript illumination, in Guillaume Danicot, La Congratulation et graces de la nativité de Charles (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr. 2222, fol. 1). Figure Four Unknown artist, Charlotte of Savoie kneeling in front of Saint Radegunde, manuscript illumination, in Vie et office de sainte Radegonde (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr. 5718, fol. 2). Figure Five Follower of the Boucicaut Master, Funeral service, manuscript illumination, Paris, circa 1420-1424, in Hours of Charlotte of Savoie (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, M 1004, fol. 44v). Figure Six Unknown artist, The Heavenly Jerusalem and the arms of Charlotte of Savoie held by two angels, manuscript illumination, in Guillaume de Digulleville, Le Pelerinage de vie humaine (Ramsen, Heribert Tenschert, fol. 1v). Figure Seven Unknown artist, Robert le Chartreux and his cousin Rose with seven Virtues in front of the Chateau Périlleux, manuscript illumination (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr. 445, fol. 4). Figure Eight The Master of Jean Charpentier, Saint Bernard kneeling before the Christ of the Last Judgement, manuscript illumination, circa 1475, in Lamentations de saint Bernard (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr. 916, fol. 13).
  • Table: One table. Table of concordances and identifications of manuscripts based on the inventory of 1484. The data includes binding information and current shelf marks.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Rennes Haute-Bretagne
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15256790
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