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Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time

Danielle B. Joyner
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9780271070889, 0271070889
Summary
"Examines the visual traditions in a lost late twelfth-century manuscript, the Hortus deliciarum, compiled by Abbess Herrad for the sisters of Hohenbourg Abbey in Alsace. Argues that the topic of time, in the context of history, astronomy, and the calendar, was of central importance to the women's education"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction : the garden of delights
  • Feminae, libri, et "Hortus deliciarum"
  • Stellae et tempora
  • Artes et computus
  • Horae, elementa, et sapientia
  • Ecclesia et historia.
Description
xiv, 242 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-230) and index.
Technical Details
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