• The Middle English Verse of Boston Public Library MS 124

    Author(s):
    Mary Dockray-Miller (see profile)
    Date:
    2008
    Group(s):
    TC Women’s and Gender Studies
    Subject(s):
    Medieval studies, Women's history, Women's studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6M963
    Abstract:
    Abstract: This short edition makes available for the first time three Middle English verse prayers to Christ from the Mohun Hours, a fourteenth-century Book of Hours held by the Boston Public Library (MS 124). Late medieval Books of Hours have received substantial recent critical attention as expressions of devotional literacy practiced mainly by secular, aristocratic women. These Books of Hours can be unique in their decorations and their compilations of prayers and texts beyond the core of the Office of the Little Hours of the Virgin; the women who owned, commissioned, used, and added to these books are thus responsible for the preservation of a huge number of devotional texts. The three Middle English prayers are introduced and contextualized, then presented in both Middle English and modern English translation.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Women and Language
    Volume:
    30
    Start Page:
    23
    End Page:
    26
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 week ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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