Image and Imagination from the Middle Ages: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Loras College Rare Books Collection

Student Essays

        In this section, students from class have taken individual topics and expounded upon them.  The essays cover topics ranging from the representation of angels to gender roles as seen through the images.  Please see the drop down menu to select an essay to read.  Each essay has a link to the site "Issuu" where image size can be increased for better viewing.  Enjoy!

Illuminating the Four Evalgelists: A Comparison of Depiction in the Flemish Book of Hours and French Book of Hours
by Megan Moore

Images of the Margins
by Shanae Kemen

The French Book of Hours and the Lives of Laymen
by Ray Werner

Face in the Capitals
by Paige Comer

The Depiction of Angels in the French Book of Hours
by Zachary Shay

The Depiction of Gender Roles from Marginalia in the French Book of Hours in the Loras College Library Special Collections
by Kelsey Sheridan

The Depiction of Nature in French and Flemish Books of Hours
by Logan Perleth