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Pages of Prayer: The Ecosystem of Vernacular Prayer Books in the Late Medieval Low Countries, c. 1380-1550

Project description

Insights into the textual and visual literacy between 1380 and 1550

Books of hours were used in the Middle Ages for reciting prayers. They were written in the vernacular and popularised by the religious reform movement, Modern Devotion, at the end of the 14th century. The EU-funded PRAYER project will examine the books containing the hours translated by Geert Grote. The project aims to study all aspects of vernacular prayer books in their mutual interdependence by introducing the new approach network philology. It will also provide a greater understanding of the role of the books in the late medieval Low Countries on the threshold of the medieval and early modern era.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 704,00
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00