“Understanding Books of Hours”

March 24, 2021

Les Enluminures invites you to enjoy “Understanding Books of Hours” to gain a better understanding of these illuminated prayerbooks. In this thirty-minute video, Sandra Hindman introduces and delves into these medieval “best sellers”, sharing with us some iconic examples.

Sparkling with gold leaf and illustrated with paintings, Books of Hours serve as captivating artistic and textual expressions of daily medieval life. They are still accessible purchases and can be enjoyed, not only in museums, but at home.