Book , Print in English

French books of hours : making an archive of prayer, c. 1400-1600

Virginia Reinburg.
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • First paperback edition.
  • xiv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects
Genre
  • History.
Contents
  • note: pt. I Social History of the Book of Hours
  • Prologue to Part I
  • 1. Culture and commerce
  • evolution of hourly prayer and the book of hours
  • book of hours and intercessory prayer
  • Manuscripts
  • advent of printing
  • How many printed books of hours?
  • Explaining the rise and decline of production
  • Cost and value
  • social composition of book ownership
  • 2. Owners and their books
  • portrait of the owners
  • livre de raison and the family-owned book of hours
  • "For the use of women"
  • Treasured possession and devotional object
  • 3. Prayer book and primer
  • French and Latin
  • Latin, the liturgy, and the book of hours
  • sacred language?
  • Latin and French in the book of hours
  • primer for literacy
  • Reading the book of hours
  • Image and imagination
  • Conclusion: A book for prayer and literacy
  • pt. II Ethnography of Prayer
  • Prologue to Part II
  • 4. Words and rites
  • Prayer as speech
  • colloquy style
  • contract style
  • Charms, blessings, and recipes
  • Prayer as rite
  • Conclusion: Oral rites
  • 5. fragment of a religion
  • Praying to the saints
  • Prayer during the mass
  • Legends and promises
  • 6. Prayer to the Virgin Mary
  • Annunciation
  • Mary's passion
  • Shrines and pilgrimage.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-288) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781107460065
  • 1107460069
  • 9781107007215
  • 1107007216
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 912382186
  • OCLC: 912382186