Depicting Devotion: Illuminated Books of Hours from the Middle Ages

Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections, St. Louis, Winter 2001-2002

Curated by Kevin Kalish, Department of English and
Christina Linsenmeyer van Schalkwyk, Department of Music

Table of Contents
Books of Hours
I Calendar
II Gospel Lessons
III Hours of the Virgin
IV Hours of the Cross
V Additional Prayers to the Virgin
VI Hours of the Holy Spirit
VII Penitential Psalms
VIII Office of the Dead
IX Accessory Texts
X Peacocks and Eggs

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St. Francis with stigmata and St. Anthony standing in fire from MS 1 Northern France, early 15th C.


Many thanks to Dr. Sherry Lindquist and Elizabeth Staley for organizing this collaborative exhibition.
Thanks also to Dr. Monica Wright for contributing the essay on the history of manuscripts. This exhibition is a part of and contributes to a city-wide exhibition of illuminated manuscripts. The three other contributing institutions are The Saint Louis Art Museum , Saint Louis University , and the Saint Louis Public Library .
Web adaptation: Alison Carrick.