Synopses & Reviews
Probably the most famous of all medieval manuscripts, a 'Book of Hours' is a glittering compendium of different devotional texts, which by the end of the thirteenth century had become the favourite book of ordinary people throughout Western Europe.
This edition brings together selections taken from examples of the "Book of Hours". The pages are positioned in the order in which they would have appeared in a traditional "Book of Hours". Short texts provide an explanation of the scenes depicted and the significance of the various prayers.