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During the Middle Ages, nothing dominated life in western Europe quite like the Christian Church. The medieval world was a highly religious one, and the Church grew until it exercised a profound, and surprisingly diverse, influence upon the lives of the people of Europe. We can still gain a glimpse of the medieval Church in the cathedrals, monasteries, and churches that still exist in many of Europe's cities, towns, and villages, but most of the buildings have been stripped of their medieval decorations and ornaments. The world of the medieval Church, however, is vividly brought to life in illuminated manuscripts. This book concentrates upon the later Middle Ages, which saw the Church reach its most developed, glorious and, arguably, most flawed form, and focuses upon the wealth of medieval imagery and material provided in illuminated manuscripts. Using liturgical books, such as breviaries and missals, as well as books of private devotion, such as psalters and books of hours, Justin Clegg reveals the world of the Church in the Middle Ages in vivid detail, discussing church structure, the relationship between the church and the laity, the church calendar, and the institution's spiritual and religious role. He concludes by assessing the way in which such illuminated sources can throw light upon our view of the medieval Church.

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Copiously illustrated with color reproductions of manuscript miniatures from the British Library's collection (where Clegg is curator), this small volume provides the general reader with a concise and accessible introduction to the church in the Middle Ages. A table of important church feasts and a suggested bibliography are included.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Illustrations in liturgical books, such as breviaries and missals, as well as books of private devotion, such as psalters and books of hours, reveal the world of the Church in the Middle Ages in vivid detail.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802085986
Author:
Clegg, Justin
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
Subject:
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Subject:
Church history in literature.
Subject:
âEglise
Subject:
Manuscrits mâediâevaux
Subject:
Enluminure
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Book
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Medieval Life in Manuscripts
Series Volume:
02-32
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.70x7.12x.24 in. .49 lbs.

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