Book of Hours | engleski leksikon

1. Book of Hours


See Hours, Book of.In medieval Europe, a collection of liturgical prayers for the use of the faithful.
Books of Hours contained short prayers and illustrations, with each prayer suitable for a different hour of the day, in honor of the Virgin Mary. The enormous demand for Books of Hours was a stimulus for the development of Gothic illumination. A celebrated example is the Trčs Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, illustrated in the early 15th century by the Limbourg brothers.

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