• The St. Edith Cycle in the Salisbury Breviary

    Author(s):
    Mary Dockray-Miller (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Group(s):
    TC Women’s and Gender Studies
    Subject(s):
    Christianity, Illuminated manuscripts, Religious art
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    St. Edith of Wilton, Salisbury Breviary, John of Lancaster
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QX1B
    Abstract:
    The manuscript now called the Salisbury Breviary (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, MS lat. 17294) contains the only extant illustrated cycle of of the Life of St Edith of Wilton; the fifteen miniatures accompany the readings for the feast of St Edith. These images emphasize the connections among Edith's holiness, royal genealogy, and obedience to her earthly and spiritual fathers. The cycle thus presents in microcosm the book's overall objective to proclaim and glorify the rightfully inherited temporal and spiritual power of its patron, John of Lancaster, the Duke of Bedford.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Fifteenth-Century Studies
    Volume:
    34
    Start Page:
    48
    End Page:
    63
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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