Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence

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University of Toronto Press, 1997 - History - 287 pages
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This collection of commissioned essays re-evaluates the role of medieval women as readers, authors, and subjects of books, and the depiction of the relationships between women and books in medieval art. The fourteen essays cover such diverse topics as the development of a female audience for books, examinations of illuminations of and for women in books of hours, and how female authors viewed themselves, as well as the manufacture and collection of books and images by women.

Dealing specifically with the relationships between women and images, the volume will be of interest to art historians, feminist scholars, and historians alike.

 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
7
CHAPTER I
21
CHAPTER 3
55
chapter 5
117
CHAPTER 8
133
chapter 9
149
CHAPTER
172
CHAPTER 14
250
Index of Manuscripts Cited
282
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Jane Taylor teaches at St. Hildas College, Oxford. Lesley Smith teaches at Manchester College, Oxford.

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