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Ms- 241: Harry Dravo Parkin Wwi Memoir, Joy Zanghi Apr 2019

Ms- 241: Harry Dravo Parkin Wwi Memoir, Joy Zanghi

All Finding Aids

This small collection includes five bound volumes of a memoir written by Harry Dravo Parkin. The collection contains information regarding his experience in WWI as a wounded prisoner of war as well as everyday life as a major.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and biographical information about each collection in addition to inventories of their content. More information about our collections can be found on our website https://www.gettysburg.edu/special-collections/collections/.


"History Of The Printed Book" Sheet Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University Jan 2019

"History Of The Printed Book" Sheet Collection, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Sheets featuring examples of printer's art from the History of the Printed Book.


Mara Bojic, Marija Maracic, Josipa Karaca Jan 2019

Mara Bojic, Marija Maracic, Josipa Karaca

SICANJE

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14, Arma Christi, Bridget Eide Jan 2018

14, Arma Christi, Bridget Eide

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

As part of spiritual discipline, daily prayer was a routine practice and was believed to bring the reader closer to God. The Arma Christi and the Instruments of the Passion images found within a medieval book of hours were used for purposes of prayer and reflection. This essay examines the Arma Christi as it is pictured, and duplicated, in Thielman Kerver's 1507 printing.


07, Kerver's Colophon, Quinn Haslett Jan 2018

07, Kerver's Colophon, Quinn Haslett

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

First established at the “the sign of the Unicorn,” Thielman Kerver’s Parisian shop was surrounded by other members of the printing community. The shared use of engravers often led printers to duplicate or share the images they used. The particular marks they developed to distinguish their work took shape as early trademarks that separated one printer’s work from another. This essay examines the symbolism and visual elements incorporated into the unique colophon that identified Kerver's work.


08, Comparison Of Two Books Of Hours Printed By Thielman Kerver, Chase Shepard Jan 2018

08, Comparison Of Two Books Of Hours Printed By Thielman Kerver, Chase Shepard

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

Portland State University Library Special Collections and the Mt. Angel Abbey Library both hold copies of books of hours printed by Thielman Kerver in Paris during the 1500s. This essay looks at some of the differences between the two books and the changes they demonstrate in the printer's work and audience.


10, Danse Macabre, Stefano Paparo Jan 2018

10, Danse Macabre, Stefano Paparo

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

The Danse Macabre (the Dance of Death) is a 15th-century conceit, both pictorial and textual, of the humbling power of death. In the years following the plagues of late 14th-century Europe, it seems almost inevitable that the Danse Macabre would become a popular theme in medieval art. The Danse Macabre in Thielman Kerver’s printed Book of Hours (1507) is depicted in a series of marginal illustrations in which Death, pictured as a decomposing corpse or transi, accompanies 66 “dancers” to the afterlife. Medieval artists and their patrons could subvert attitudes toward certain figures of power by including their images ...


02, 16th-Century French-Spanish Book Trade, Henry Tallman Jan 2018

02, 16th-Century French-Spanish Book Trade, Henry Tallman

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

While it is impossible to trace the specific journey of the 1507 Kerver Book of Hours, it is consistent with the historical record to conclude that it was produced for an international market, and quite plausibly, specifically for the Catalonian Spanish market. This essay summarizes the development of the book trade between France and Spain by 1600 and the importance of books of hours to that market.


11, The Three-Faced Representation Of The Holy Trinity, Zoe Goedecke Jan 2018

11, The Three-Faced Representation Of The Holy Trinity, Zoe Goedecke

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

In the thirteenth century, artists began depicting the Holy Trinity as a single tricephalic figure, likely in an attempt to convey that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One. This essay discusses the three-faced image of the Trinity in the Book of Hours and the history of tricephalic imagery in Christian representations, from its early appearances to eventual condemnation by the papacy.


18, Martyrdom Of St. John The Evangelist, David Powers Jan 2018

18, Martyrdom Of St. John The Evangelist, David Powers

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

Stories like St. John’s trial in boiling oil, pictured in Kerver's 1507 Book of Hours, were used by the Church to demonstrate the power of faith against threats of pain and death.This essay examines the symbolism in the image of St. John's martyrdom and discusses how narratives of self-sacrifice worked to inspire the spread of Christianity.


15, The Flight Into Egypt, Jereme Shaver Jan 2018

15, The Flight Into Egypt, Jereme Shaver

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

The flight of Holy Family into Egypt and their eventual return was interpreted by the Gospel writer Matthew as the fulfillment the prophecy of Hosea. An image of this biblical event is located on sig. i8 of Thielman Kerver’s 1507 Book of Hours, in the Vespers section, which are the evening prayers at the end of the Hours of the Virgin. This essay discusses the rich symbolism included in this illustration.


17, The Crucifixion, Shawn Peralta Jan 2018

17, The Crucifixion, Shawn Peralta

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

The image of the Crucifixion of Jesus in the Book of Hours provides visual context for remembrance of the Octave of Easter in the liturgical calendar, and it is also the basis for the Passion of Jesus. This essay discusses the Biblical context, characters, and symbols included in the illustration of the Crucifixion in Thielman Kerver's 1507 printing.


16, The Nativity, Jereme Shaver Jan 2018

16, The Nativity, Jereme Shaver

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

In Thielman Kerver’s 1507 Book of Hours, a depiction of the Nativity of Christ is located in the Infancy Cycle within the Hours of the Virgin. Placement of this image in the Hours of the Virgin in the Prime section, which was used during the early morning, included devotion to Psalms 50, 62, and 89, as well as the Nativity scene. This essay discusses the symbolism included in this image in the context of the time of its publication.


05, Kerver's Widow And Female Printers In Sixteenth-Century France, Darrah Culp Jan 2018

05, Kerver's Widow And Female Printers In Sixteenth-Century France, Darrah Culp

Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018

After the Parisian printer Thielman Kerver died in 1522, his widow Iolande Bonhomme took over his shop at the "Sign of the Unicorn" in the Rue St. Jacques, and in 1526 she produced the first Bible printed by a woman. This essay discusses Bonhomme's assumption of the business and the roles and skills open to the widows of certain tradesmen in medieval France.


Legal Encounters On The Medieval Globe, Elizabeth Lambourn Apr 2017

Legal Encounters On The Medieval Globe, Elizabeth Lambourn

The Medieval Globe Books

Law has been a primary locus and vehicle of contact across human history—as a system of ideas embodied in people and enacted on bodies; and also as a material, textual, and sensory "thing." The seven essays gathered here analyze a variety of legal encounters on the medieval globe, ranging from South Asia to South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Contributors uncover the people behind and within legal systems and explore various material expressions of law that reveal the complexity and intensity of cross-cultural contact in this pivotal era. Topics include comparative jurisprudence, sumptuary law, varieties ...


The Crusades And The Crusaders (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries Jan 2017

The Crusades And The Crusaders (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries

Library Resources for Campus Events

A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to “Crusades and Crusaders,” a lecture by Kevin Madigan '82, held at the College of the Holy Cross on March 23, 2017.

Professor Madigan explains what the Crusades were and explores how Crusaders viewed themselves as pilgrims on an armed expedition undertaken for Christ, authorized by the Pope, who were given full remission of their sins. He also traces the historiography of the Crusades in the 19th and 20th centuries to lay context for decision of the Holy Cross student body in 1925 to adopt ...


A Bibliographical Guide To The Study Of The Troubadours And Old Occitan Literature, Robert A. Taylor Oct 2015

A Bibliographical Guide To The Study Of The Troubadours And Old Occitan Literature, Robert A. Taylor

Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Although it seemed in the mid-1970s that the study of the troubadours and of Occitan literature had reached a sort of zenith, it has since become apparent that this moment was merely a plateau from which an intensive renewal was being launched. In this new bibliographic guide to Occitan and troubadour literature, Robert Taylor provides a definitive survey of the field of Occitan literary studies - from the earliest enigmatic texts to the fifteenth-century works of Occitano-Catalan poet Jordi de Sant Jordi - and treats over two thousand recent books and articles with full annotations. Taylor includes articles on related topics such ...


10, Points Of Difference, Charolette Stoehr Jan 2015

10, Points Of Difference, Charolette Stoehr

Texts of Time

Charolette Stoehr describes the points of difference and continuity amongst Book of Hours.


12, A Love Affair: Passionate Pursuits Of The Book Of Hours, Tammy Boyer-Martel Jan 2015

12, A Love Affair: Passionate Pursuits Of The Book Of Hours, Tammy Boyer-Martel

Texts of Time

Tammy Boyer-Martel focuses on how the Book of Hours provides crucial resources of cultural context that reveal the intimate and personal relationship between text and owner.


02, A Mystery Of Belonging: Original Ownership Of The Portland State University Book Of Hours, Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan Jan 2015

02, A Mystery Of Belonging: Original Ownership Of The Portland State University Book Of Hours, Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan

Texts of Time

Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan discusses patronage and ownership of Books of Hours and explores evidence within PSU’s book that suggest information about its possible owner or owners.


11, Depictions Of The Arch In Medieval Books Of Hours: Historic And Symbolic Origins, Caitlyn Au Jan 2015

11, Depictions Of The Arch In Medieval Books Of Hours: Historic And Symbolic Origins, Caitlyn Au

Texts of Time

Caitlyn Au describes the use and meanings of the medieval arch shape as a frame for displaying illuminations within niches and through symbolic gateways.


08, History Of Dress, Bethany Kraft Jan 2015

08, History Of Dress, Bethany Kraft

Texts of Time

Bethany Kraft analyzes the dress worn by religious figures and laypeople depicted in the illuminations in Portland State’s Book of Hours.


04, Illuminating The Medieval Manuscript: Pigment Analysis Of A French Book Of Hours, Kenna Miller Jan 2015

04, Illuminating The Medieval Manuscript: Pigment Analysis Of A French Book Of Hours, Kenna Miller

Texts of Time

Kenna Miller presents her findings on the chemical analysis of pigments used in Portland State’s Book of Hours.


06, The Transition From Psalters To Books Of Hours, Thomas Goodwin Jan 2015

06, The Transition From Psalters To Books Of Hours, Thomas Goodwin

Texts of Time

Thomas Goodwin describes the types of manuscripts that preceded Books of Hours, their commonalities and distinctions, and the changes in content and design of devotional manuscripts over time.


05, Latin, Vernacular Language, And Personal Devotion In The Portland State Book Of Hours, Matthias Bladou Jan 2015

05, Latin, Vernacular Language, And Personal Devotion In The Portland State Book Of Hours, Matthias Bladou

Texts of Time

Matthias Bladou describes the use of Latin and vernacular French in the Book of Hours, and how language reflected a more personal use of prayer texts in the fifteenth century.


03, Stylistic Aspects Of The Portland State University Book Of Hours, Melissa Medefesser Jan 2015

03, Stylistic Aspects Of The Portland State University Book Of Hours, Melissa Medefesser

Texts of Time

Melissa Medefesser analyzes key features of illustrations in the Book of Hours indicating regional styles and artistic innovations of its time.


07, From Manuscripts To Printing, Devin Courtright Jan 2015

07, From Manuscripts To Printing, Devin Courtright

Texts of Time

Devin Courtright discusses William Caxton's (1415-1492) place in print history.


09, Decorated Borders: Marginalia, Jackie Anderson Jan 2015

09, Decorated Borders: Marginalia, Jackie Anderson

Texts of Time

Jackie Anderson explains the importance of devotional books in medieval life and describes the significance of color and symbol in the marginal illustrations and illustrated initials on a fifteenth-century manuscript.


01, "Texts Of Time: The Portland State Library Book Of Hours And The Medieval Manuscript Tradition" Exhibit Catalog, Anne Mcclanan, Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan, Melissa Medefesser, Kenna Miller, Matthias Bladou, Thomas Goodwin, Devin Courtright, Bethany Kraft, Jackie Anderson, Charolette Stoehr, Caitlyn Au Jan 2015

01, "Texts Of Time: The Portland State Library Book Of Hours And The Medieval Manuscript Tradition" Exhibit Catalog, Anne Mcclanan, Shirleanne Ackerman Gahan, Melissa Medefesser, Kenna Miller, Matthias Bladou, Thomas Goodwin, Devin Courtright, Bethany Kraft, Jackie Anderson, Charolette Stoehr, Caitlyn Au

Texts of Time

This is the catalog for the exhibit "Texts of Time: The Portland State Library Book of Hours and the Medieval Manuscript Tradition"


Tmg 1 (2014): Pandemic Disease In The Medieval World: Rethinking The Black Death, Ed. Monica Green, Monica H. Green, Carol Symes, Anna Colet, Josep Xavier Muntané I Santiveri, Jordi Ruíz, Oriol Saula, M. Eulàlia Subirà De Galdàcano, Clara Jáuregui, Sharon N. Dewitte, Stuart Borsch, Ann G. Carmichael, Nükhet Varlık, Fabian Crespo, Matt B. Lawrenz, Michelle Ziegler, Robert Hymes, Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Wolfgang P. Müller Jan 2014

Tmg 1 (2014): Pandemic Disease In The Medieval World: Rethinking The Black Death, Ed. Monica Green, Monica H. Green, Carol Symes, Anna Colet, Josep Xavier Muntané I Santiveri, Jordi Ruíz, Oriol Saula, M. Eulàlia Subirà De Galdàcano, Clara Jáuregui, Sharon N. Dewitte, Stuart Borsch, Ann G. Carmichael, Nükhet Varlık, Fabian Crespo, Matt B. Lawrenz, Michelle Ziegler, Robert Hymes, Kathleen Walker-Meikle, Wolfgang P. Müller

The Medieval Globe Books

The plague organism (Yersinia pestis) killed an estimated 40% to 60% of all people when it spread rapidly through the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe in the fourteenth century: an event known as the Black Death. Previous research has shown, especially for Western Europe, how population losses then led to structural economic, political, and social changes. But why and how did the pandemic happen in the first place? When and where did it begin? How was it sustained? What was its full geographic extent? And when did it really end?

Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World is the first ...