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M. Hand Joni


Taylor and Francis

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Author Joni M. Hand sheds light on the reasons women of the Valois courts from the midfourteenth to the midsixteenth century commissioned devotional manuscripts. Visually interpreting the nontext elementsportraits coats of arms and marginaliaas well as the texts Hand explores how the manuscripts were used to express the womens religious political and/or genealogical concerns. This study is arranged thematically according to the method in which the owner is represented. Recognizing the considerable influence these women had on the appearance of their books Hand interrogates how the manuscripts became a means of selfexpression beyond the realm of devotional practice. She reveals how noblewomen used their private devotional manuscripts as vehicles for selfdefinition to reflect familial political and social concerns and to preserve the devotional and cultural traditions of their families. Drawing on documentation of womens book collections that has been buried within the inventories of their fathers husbands or sons Hand explores how these women contributed to the cultural and spiritual character of the courts and played an integral role in the formation and evolution of the royal libraries in Northern Europe.Contents: Introduction: Female book collectors in the Valois courts: Women and religious manuscripts: identity expressed through patronage: Visual demonstrations of identity: Women and legacy: the generational transference of identity: Conclusion: Appendices: Bibliography: Index.'P>The area of medieval womens literacy patronage and engagement with books and visual culture more broadly is one that warrants continued expansion and Joni M. Hands book undoubtedly makes an important contribution to this field. Furthermore it also stands as a worthy model of scholarly work that straddles medieval and Renaissance or Early Modern studies. Especially in art history these fields remain surprisingly and unfortunately distanced from one another and projects like this one are key to alleviating this gap. Sehepunkte '/P>'P>By looking deeply at these manuscripts the reader is able to learn much about the selfexpression and selfdefinition of the women who commissioned and used these materials. Magistra '/P>'P>Hands study will have special appeal to graduate students and scholars new to the area of womens patronage studies in this French milieu for she provides encapsulated biographies of the many women who owned commissioned gave inherited or even borrowed manuscript books. Speculum '/P>'P>...a thoroughgoing survey of female bookowners in the late Middle Ages... Hands detailed examination of specific examples generously illustrated allows her to explore the personal meaning that many of these books may have had for their owners. Medium Aevum '/P>'P>Readers from many disciplines will appreciate the extensive overview Hand provides ... intriguing associations between the im

Data Publikacji: 2016-08-26
Wymiary: 234 mm 156 mm 453.59 gr

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