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The Murthly Hours. Devotion, literacy and luxury in Paris, England and the Gaelic west. By John Higgitt. (The British Library Studies in Medieval Culture.) Pp. xxii+362 incl. 143 figs and 5 tables + 11 colour plates and CD-ROM.
London: The British Library/Toronto: University of Toronto Press (in association with the National Library of Scotland), 2000. [pounds sterling] 50. 08020 4759 9
JEH (53) 2002; DOT: 10.1017/S002046902454243
This study of the Murthly Hours provides an admirable reconstruction of the history of a book of hours produced and decorated in Paris in the 1280s, for a female English owner (convincingly identified as Joan of Valence at …