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The Depiction of Women in Medieval French Manuscript Illumination

Studies in French Civilization 17

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Aug 2000
Dimensions: w 159mm h 235mm d 13mm
Weight: 386g
ISBN-10: 0773477896
ISBN-13: 9780773477896
Barcode No: 9780773477896
Synopsis
This, the third in a series of works on medieval manuscript illumination, focuses on the lives of women in medieval civilization. As well as documentation concerning the history of the manuscrpit itself, the illuminations show female costume and activities. Among the women depicted are those from the upper classes, but also women of antiquity, goddesses, Lady Fortune and the Virgin Mary. Many of the illuminations date from the 15th century - the height of manuscript illumination.

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