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Medieval Calendar Year

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The Medieval Calendar Year celebrates the pictorial convention known as "The Labors of the Months" and the ways it was used in the Middle Ages. Richly illustrated and elegantly presented, it provides valuable insights into prevailing social attitudes and values and will fascinate all readers who are interested in the history and culture of medieval Europe.

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Paperback, 248 pages
Published November 10th 1999 by Penn State University Press (first published October 6th 1999)
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What a great book! The "Labors of the Months" illustrative calendar tradition of the middle ages and renaissance is a valuable resource for scholars of material culture, and this is an excellent analysis of it. The only thing that could make it better would be reproductions of every single calendar illustration mentioned, and that would be impractical due the current copyright issues with modern reproductions.

In addition to describing the Labors of the months, as well as other related calendar t
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