Item No: mca1311340
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Utrecht
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This opening begins the Penitential Psalms, a series of Psalms that relate specifically to the theme of sin. The miniature on the verso helps to guide the reader's thoughts as he or she begins the prayers. Although the inscriptions are damaged and difficult to read in this miniature, they make reference to the theme of the miniature, the Last Judgment when Christ comes to judge the living and the dead according to their earthly sins.
This book of hours contains the Dutch translations of some of the devotional texts typically found in Latin books of hours. The Dutch translations were made around 1380 by Geert Groote, one of the founders of a popular religious movement in the Netherlands. Known as the Devotio Moderna, or "Modern Devotion," the movement emphasized devotion to the life and humanity of Christ and aimed to enhance the spiritual lives of the laity.
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Lewis E 131
Geert Groote (translator) - Author