Books of Hours Reconsidered

Books of Hours Reconsidered

Book Title: Books of Hours Reconsidered

Author: Rowan Watson

Format: Hardback | 532 pages

Publication Date: 13 Nov 2013

ISBN-13: 9781905375943

For over three hunderd years, more Books of Hours were made than any other type of book, even the Bible. From c. 1225, when the first Books of Hours began to appear, to 1571, when during the Counter-Reformation Pope Pius V prohibited the use of all existing Books of Hours, nearly every European family of a certain means owned a Book of Hours. Books of Hours Reconsidered presents recent research on this medieval bestseller in twenty-one essays written by international scholars. The scholarship in this volume helps instill Books of Hours with new life and give them new meaning at a moment when interest in Books of Hours is on the rise.