Difference between revisions of "Book of hours"

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A prayer [[book]] for private use that cointains 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 ''Trs Riches Heures du duc de Berry''.
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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 ''Trs Riches Heures du duc de Berry''.
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==== Mundane note ====
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Possibly one of the nicest early examples is the De Brailes Hours, which is covered in a book by ''an author whose name I will subscribe when I can find it again'', which draws attention to the portraits of artist and intended owner delicately included.

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