Depicting Devotion: Illuminated Books of Hours from the Middle Ages

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

Table of Contents
Introduction
Essay
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
Bibliography

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Bibliography
Medieval Manuscripts and Illumination

Avrin, Leila. Scribes, Script and Books: The Book Arts from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Chicago, American Library Association, 1991). Z4 A88 1991.

Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Manuscript (Oxford, Phaidon Press, Ltd., 1979). ND3310 B32 1979.

Diringer, David. The Illuminated Book (London, 1967). ND2920 D55 1967a.

Dogaer, Georges. Flemish Miniature Painting in the 15th and 16th Centuries (Amsterdam: B. M. Israël B. V., 1987) Organized by schools of illuminating.

Meiss, Millard. French Painting in the time of Jean de Berry: the Boucicaut Master (London: Phaidon, 1968). ND3150 B57 M45.

Plummer, John, Gregory Clark, and Pierpont Morgan Library. The Last Flowering : French Painting in Manuscripts, 1420-1530 : From American Collections . New York: Pierpont Morgan Library : Oxford University Press, 1982. ND3147 .P55 1982

Shailor, Barbara. The Medieval Book (Toronto, 1991). Z6621 B396 M4. Good descriptions and overview.

Wieck, Roger S. Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts 1350-1525 in the Houghton Library (Cambridge: The Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1983). ND2920 H68 1983.

Sources for Books of Hours

The Book of Hours Virtual Archive . (U of IL Urbana Champaign: URL: http://gateway.library.uiuc.edu/rbx/hoursdb/search.htm) May, 2001. Books of hours database with links to other virtual books of hours websites

Cazelles, Raymond and Johannes Rathofer. Illuminations of Heaven and Earth: The Glories of the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988).

Harthan, John P. Books of Hours: with a historical survey and commentary (New York: Crowell, c1997). SC 4o: ND 3363.A1 B66 1977 4o.

Schacherl, Lillian. Très riches heures: behind the Gothic masterpiece . trans. from the German by Fiona Elliot (Munich; New York: Prestel, 1997). Art: ND3363.A1 S24 1997.

White, Eric Marshall. Books of Hours, and the Bridwell Hours (Bridwell Library, URL: http://fllc.smu.edu/latin/advent/bridwell/bridwell1.html) May, 2001.

Wieck, Roger. Painted Prayers: the book of hours in medieval and Renaissance art (New York: George Braziller, c1997). ND3363 A1 W54 1997

_____ . Time Sanctified: the Book of Hours in medieval art and life (New York: George Braziller; Baltimore: in association with the Walters Art Gallery, [1988]). BX2080 W54 1988.

Sources for Aviaries and Bestiaries

Clark, Willene B. The Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's Aviarum , Series: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, vol. 80 (Binghamton: Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1992). PA8275 B4 H813 1992.

Mc Culloch, Florence. Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries , Series: U of North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, No. 33 (Chapel Hill U of North Carolina P, 1962). GR825 M25 1962.

White, T. H. The Book of Beasts: Being a Translations from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century (London: Johnathan Cape, 1954). PA8275 B4 E5 1954.

Yapp, W[illiam] B[runsdon]. Birds in Medieval Manuscripts (New York: Schocken Books, 1982, c1981). ND3339 Y36 1982.

General Symbolism Dictionaries

Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them , James Hulbert, trans. (New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc., 1989).

Cirlot, J. E. A Dictionary of Symbols , trans. from the Spanish by Jack Sage (New York: Barnes and Noble Books and Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd., 1971).

Fontana, David. The Secret Language of Symbols: A Visual Key to Symbols and Their Meanings (London: Duncan Baird, 1993).

Hall, James. Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art (New York: Harper and Row, 1974). N7560 H34

Whittick, Arnold. Symbols: Signs and their Meaning and Uses in Design , 2nd ed. (London: Leonard Hill, 1971). N7740 W52 1971.

Medieval Iconography

Friedman, John B. and Jessica M. Wegmann. Medieval Iconography: A Research Guide (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998). Z5933 F75 1998.

Male, Emile. Religious Art in France: The Late Middle Ages, A Study of Medieval Iconography and Its Sources , Bollingen Series XC 3 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1986). N7949 A1 M3313 1986.

Schmidt, Gary D. The Iconography of the Mouth of Hell: Eighth-Century Britain to the Fifteenth Century (Selinsgrove: Susquehanna UP, 1995). NX650 M68 S36 1995.

Christian Symbolism and Iconography

Child, Heather and Dorothy Colles. Christian Symbolism: Ancient and Modern (London: G. Bell and Sons, 1971). BV150 C53.

Didron, Adolphe Napoléon. Christian Iconography , Vol. I-II, trans. from the French by E. J. Millington, and completed by Margaret Stokes (London: George Bell and Sons, 1886). N7832 D49 2.

Drury, John. Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and Their Meanings (New Haven: Yale UP in association with National Gallery Publications Ltd, London, 1999). ND1432.E85 D78 1999.

Falkenburg, R. Fruit of Devotion: Mysticism and the imagery of love in Flemish paintings of the Virgin and the Child, 1450-1550 , trans. from the Dutch by Sammy Herman, Series: Oculi, Studies in the Arts of the Low Countries, Vol. 5 (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co., 1994). Art: ND1432 B4 F35 1994.

Ferguson, George. Signs and Symbols in Christian Art (London: A. Zwemmer, Ltd., 1955). N7830 F37 1955.

Grabar, André. Christian Iconography: A Study of its Origins: The A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1961, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. , Bollingen Series XXXV 10 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1968). N7832 G6913 1968.

New Catholic Encyclopedia . Olin Ref: BX841 C25 1967[-1989], v. 1-18.

Nichols, Ann Eljenholm. Seeable Signs: The Iconography of the Seven Sacraments 1350-1544 (Woodbridge: The Boydell P, 1994). N7943 A1 N53 1994

Schiller. Iconography of Christian Art . N7830 S3513

Speake, Jennifer. The Dent dictionary of symbols in Christian art (London: J. M. Dent, 1994). N8010 S64 1994.

Other Works Consulted

Biblia Vulgata: Biblia Sacra Iuxta Vulgatuam Clementinam , 3rd ed. . R. P. Alberto Colunga and Laurentio Turrado (Matriti: La Editorial Catolica, 1959). BS75 1959.

Dizionario di Abbreviature latine ed italiane , 5th ed. (Milan: Ulrico Hoepli). Z111 C24 1954.

The Holy Bible: A Translation from the Latin Vulgate in the Light of the Hebrew and Greek Originals , authorized by the hierarchy of England and Wales and the Hierarchy of Scotland (New York: Sheed and Ward, Inc., 1950). BS195 K5 1950.

de Voragine, Jacobus (ca. 1229-1298). Legenda aurea: Incipit liber preclarissimi religiosi fratris Iacobi de Uoragine ordinis p[er] dicatoru[m] de uitis sanctoru[m]. [Golden Legend] (Uenetijs : p[er] magistru[m] Christoforu[m] Arnoldu[m], 1478)

de Voragine, Jacobus (ca. 1229-1298). Legenda aurea: Incipit liber preclarissimi religiosi fratris Iacobi de Uoragine ordinis predicatoru[m] de vitis sanctorum. [Golden Legend] (Venitijs : p[er] Antoniu[m] de strata de Cremona [et] Marcum Catanellum, 1480).

de Voragine, Jacobus (ca. 1229-1298). Legenda aurea: Incipit prologus in legendas sanctoru[m] quas collegit in vnus frater Iacobus ianuensis de ordine predicatorum [Golden Legend ] (Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1481).


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