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Sewing the Body of Christ : Eucharist wafer souvenirs stitched into fifteenth-century manuscripts, primarily in the Netherlands
(2016-01-15) - Journal article,
Books of hours in the fifteenth century occupied several social and devotional roles. People used them to store small objects, including metal badges. Although the cultural practice of sewing in badges was widespread in ...
Intelligent by design : the manuscripts of Walter of Whittlesey, monk of Peterborough
(2015) - Journal article,
This article examines two important fourteenth-century manuscripts containing historical and other texts from Peterborough Abbey, both made for a monk named Walter of Whittlesey (Add. MS. 37958 and Add. MS. 47170). It ...
Sewing as authority in the Middle Ages
(Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH, 2015-01-06) - Book item,
This essay considers medieval sewing in light of Austin’s speech-act theory. Analysing manuscripts, relics, indulgences, and even a bishop’s mitre, the article argues that stitching was a way to enact, or intensify, the ...
Piety in pieces: how medieval readers customized their manuscripts
(Open Book Publishers, 2016-09-20) - Book,
Medieval manuscripts resisted obsolescence. Made by highly specialised craftspeople (scribes, illuminators, book binders) with labour-intensive processes using exclusive and sometimes exotic materials (parchment made from ...