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Itinerancy and Devotional Efficacy in Late-Fourteenth Century Books of Hours

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Itinerancy and Devotional Efficacy in Late-Fourteenth Century Books of Hours
Itinerancy and Devotional Efficacy in Late-Fourteenth Century Books of Hours

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02 dic 2021, 17:00 – 19:00

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https://uzh.zoom.us/j/9413060862?pwd=ZGE3aVU0dGZGR2VXS1k2YWF6MW9zZz09

ID: 941 306 0862

Passcode: 697326

Lecturer:  Maggie Crosland

The Saint Louis Art Museum and Washington University in St. Louis

Language: English

Title: Itinerancy and Devotional Efficacy in Late-Fourteenth Century Books of Hours

Abstract: As an object-type, the book of hours is often discussed in how they guide their users through time, presenting a devotional schedule that evokes the past to achieve spiritual goals in the future. This presentation, instead, will explore how the expectation of daily use that is inherent to a book of hours is sometimes articulated not only through the reinforcement of devotional time, but through evocations of different types of physical space. Focusing on a group of manuscripts made for members of the Valois family in the late fourteenth century, this paper will consider visual, archival, and codicological evidence to demonstrate that the near constant movements of figures like Philip the Bold and Jean de Berry served a critical role in the devotional efficacy of their illuminated prayer books.

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