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Leaves from Books of Hours

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0714

These five small leaves come from three separate volumes. Two leaves are from 14th century France, with one including the Song of the Children and the beginning of Psalm148, and the other containing parts of Vespers. Another two leaves come from 15th century France, and include parts of the Office of the Dead for Vespers. The final leaf is from 15th century Sicily and features Psalms 128 and 130.

Dates

  • circa 1375-circa 1475

Language

The material in this collection is in Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

These five small leaves come from three separate volumes. Two leaves are from 14th century France, with one including the Song of the Children and the beginning of Psalm148, and the other containing parts of Vespers. Another two leaves come from 15th century France, and include parts of the Office of the Dead for Vespers. The final leaf is from 15th century Sicily and features Psalms 128 and 130.

Biographical/Historical Note

Books of Hours, or Primers, were developed from monastic liturgical books as a way to practice devotion outside of church services. They were widely embraced by laypeople and were one of the best-selling genres of the late medieval era, with many still available today.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480