Item No: mca2170171
Additional Title: Prayer book
Rare Book Department
This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1550.
Initial M beginning a Dutch prayer to the Virgin
The prayers in this manuscript were written in Dutch rather than the usual Latin. Unlike most areas of Europe, devotional manuscripts produced in the Netherlands tended to be written in the vernacular language, a consequence of the spiritual movement popular in the region known as the Devotio moderna (Modern or New Devotion). Because of the movement's emphasis on personal devotion practiced through pious reading and writing, many devotional texts were translated into the language spoken and read by the majority of its followers.
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Lewis E 217