Liturgical and Devotional Manuscripts II 

Day two is normally available only for those who have taken day one.  This class will be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.

What is the difference between a missal and a breviary, a psalter and a book of hours, an antiphoner and a gradual? Who owned these books and who left them in their wills? This course will provide an overview of the liturgical and devotional manuscripts and the early printed books of Pre-Reformation Europe, their production and decoration. Particular stress will be laid on their textual characteristics and on ways of recognising different types of book. Apart from secondary sources and facsimiles, teaching will also be based on some original works.

Please bring a pencil.