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A '''book of hours''' is a [[prayer]] [[book]] for private use that contains a schedule of daily prayers and sometimes [[liturgy]] for the week, month, or [[season]].  Books of hours also sometimes included [[calendar]]s.  These books were very popular in the late [[Middle Ages]] and were often richly [[illumination|illuminated]].  One of the most well-known books of hours is the ''[http://nicolasremy.free.fr/history/index.fr.html Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry]''.
 
A '''book of hours''' is a [[prayer]] [[book]] for private use that contains a schedule of daily prayers and sometimes [[liturgy]] for the week, month, or [[season]].  Books of hours also sometimes included [[calendar]]s.  These books were very popular in the late [[Middle Ages]] and were often richly [[illumination|illuminated]].  One of the most well-known books of hours is the ''[http://nicolasremy.free.fr/history/index.fr.html Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry]''.
  
Possibly one of the nicest early examples is the ''De Brailes Hours'', which is covered in a modern book by Claire Donovan, which draws attention to the [[portrait]]s of artist and intended owner delicately included.
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Possibly one of the nicest early examples is the ''De Brailes Hours'', which is covered in a modern book by Claire Donovan (ISBN 0802059511), which draws attention to the [[portrait]]s of artist and intended owner delicately included.
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.nls.uk/murthlyhours/index.html The Murthly Hours] (1280s)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=6458&CollID=20&NStart=83 The Howard Psalter and Hours] (1310s)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8020&CollID=21&NStart=17 The Maastricht Hours] (1310s)
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* [http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Jde/jdesplash.htm The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux: Prayer Book for a Queen] (c. 1324–1328)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8148&CollID=58&NStart=13 The Taymouth Hours] (c. 1325-1335)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=6440&CollID=58&NStart=27 The Hours of Yolande of Flanders] (c. 1353-1363)
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* [http://littlepeople.net/artzhours/ The Artz Hours] (15th century)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8486&CollID=28&NStart=1070 The Hours of Rene d'Anjou] (c. 1410)
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* [http://humanities.uchicago.edu/images/heures/heures.html Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry] (c. 1412-1416)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=6646&CollID=8&NStart=1251 The Hours of Eleanor of Worcester] (c. 1430)
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* [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=6439&CollID=58&NStart=3 The Dunois Hours] (1440s)
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* [http://www.kikirpa.be/www2/cgi-bin/wwwopac.exe?DATABASE=object&LANGUAGE=0&OPAC_URL=&%250=20027226 The Hennessey Hours] (1530s)
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* [http://toisondor.byu.edu/dscriptorium/spalding/spalding.html Book of Hours Illuminated for the Daughter of Francis I] (1559)
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* [http://medievalist.net/hourstxt/home.htm A Hypertext Book of Hours]
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Latest revision as of 14:43, 10 September 2007

A book of hours is a prayer book for private use that contains a schedule of daily prayers and sometimes liturgy for the week, month, or season. Books of hours also sometimes included calendars. These books were very popular in the late Middle Ages and were often richly illuminated. One of the most well-known books of hours is the Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry.

Possibly one of the nicest early examples is the De Brailes Hours, which is covered in a modern book by Claire Donovan (ISBN 0802059511), which draws attention to the portraits of artist and intended owner delicately included.

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