Prayer book

Medieval Manuscripts
Prayer book

Item Info

Item No: mca2170171
Additional Title: Prayer book
Script: Hybrida
Language: Dutch
Folio Number: f. 17r
Source: Rare Book Department

This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1550.

Notes: Initial M beginning a Dutch prayer to the Virgin
Notes: 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.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1609077
Country: Country:Netherlands

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1560
Image Dimensions Width: 132 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 217

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