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Picturing kingship : history and painting in the Psalter of Saint Louis

Author: Harvey Stahl
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2008.
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"Picturing Kingship presents the first art-historical study of the personal prayerbook of King Louis IX. The book approaches the Saint Louis Psalter through a rich range of perspectives and methodologies and positions it within the contexts of its production and use. Not only is the manuscript's production and structure given detailed study, but the king's ways of handling his prayerbook - his habits of reading,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stahl, Harvey.
Picturing kingship.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609195112
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Stahl
ISBN: 9780271028637 0271028637
OCLC Number: 137324988
Description: xiv, 371 pages, [72] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: the manuscript and its history --
The physical manuscript --
The artists and their paintings --
Constructions and readings --
Psalters and the Old Testament --
A royal program --
Conclusion: the King and his psalter --
Appendixes: Description --
Legends --
The calendar (folios 79r-84v) --
Text signatures and catchwords --
Concordance of attributions --
The previous binding and its textile covering --
Prefatory miniatures: working groups with physical variables --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Harvey Stahl.
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Presents a comprehensive art-historical study of the personal prayerbook of King Louis IX. This book approaches the St Louis Psalter through a range of perspectives and methodologies and positions it  Read more...

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