Religion Booknotes

Marking the Hours
English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570
Eamon Duffy
Yale University Press, $35, 208 pp.

Today, every decent-sized museum displays one or two examples of those lavish medieval compendiums known as Books of Hours. With their beautiful illuminations and finely rubricated calligraphy,...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.