New York : The Morgan Library & Museum, in association with Scala Arts Publishers, Inc., 2017.
Book — xii, 95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The intricacies of the medieval calendar are examined in this sumptuously illustrated volume, featuring many of the finest examples from The Morgan Library's unparalleled collection. The lucid and concise text explains the complexities of Vigils, octaves, Egyptian Days, Golden Numbers, Dominical Letters, movable feasts and the key role played by the saints days, including the colours in which they are written as well as their rankings and gradings. A royal thirteenth-century Breviary made for a French queen to use in the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris is fully reproduced, transcribed and analysed to reveal its true meaning. The author also shares his step-by-step method to localise a medieval calendar and discover its use; readers learn how to assess a calendar's roster of liturgical feasts as a key to revealing the place where it was destined to be used. Published to accompany a major exhibition, this volume provides a fascinating view into the mysteries of the Middle Ages. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781785511073 20180423
1. ed. - London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1998, c1997.
Book — 267,  p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.
Images and allegories-- the four seasons-- the signs of the Zodiac-- the "Christian" Zodiac-- calendars and medieval society - peasant life, the nobility, hunting, feasting-- the Church calendar - the Christmas season-- Easter week-- Jewish calendars.
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A beautiful, comprehensive look at the art of the middle ages, in an accessible, gift book format. To measure time and the passing of the seasins has always been 1 of man's occupations. Equally, to read significance into various times and seasons, to see the future in the past, has been a preoccupation since man could count. From the early middle ages, illuminated manuscripts showed the passing of time - for the nobles, for the peasantry - and they interpreted how this might augur for the future. In this highly illustrated book, a scholarly text and an accessible layout combine to produce an insight into a period and an art that are tii often overlooked. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780297823704 20160527