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From devotional aids to antiquarian objects: The prayer books of Medingen

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Henrike Lähnemann discusses the production and transmission of late medieval manuscripts, reflecting on the changeable nature of engaging with books as objects. She explores the layered meanings of a group of late medieval prayer books from the Abbey of Medingen‚ a Cistercian convent. Originally written as devotional aids for personal use in the late 15th and early 16th centuries‚ these acquired new cultural significance in the course of time, starting with adjustments prompted by the Luthe...

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10.1007/978-3-319-53832-7_2
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
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Author

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Editor
Publisher:
Palgrave
Host title:
Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects
Series:
New Directions in Book History
Pages:
33-55
Publication date:
2017-12-22
Acceptance date:
2016-07-21
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ISSN:
2634-6117
ISBN:
9783319538327
Language:
English
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Chapter
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pubs:634751
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634751
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2016-07-21

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