"Study of Senses Culminating in Religious Experience for the Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux" by Allison Reitz

 

"Study of Senses Culminating in Religious Experience for the Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux" by Allison Reitz

The Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux is a book of hours designed between 1324 and 1328 CE specifically for Queen Jeanne d’Evreux, wife of King Charles IV of France. It was intended as a prayer book for Jeanne’s private use which is supported by the handheld size (3 ½ by 2 ½ inches). The visual interaction with the images, symbols and text that gave instructions to Jeanne will be researched. I will explore the use of sight, touch and sound that Jeanne d’Evreux may have experienced and how these senses may have enhanced the reading and religious experience she may have underwent. While the book is a physical object, it served to elevate Jeanne to a higher spiritual realm.  To gain an understanding of the sensory experience, the context will be explored along with the illustrations that serve as an instruction to Jeanne. 

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