History, Typology and Homily: The Joseph Cycle in the Queen Mary Psalter

  title={History, Typology and Homily: The Joseph Cycle in the Queen Mary Psalter},
  author={Kathryn A. Smith},
  pages={147 - 159}
The Queen Mary Psalter is one of the most important English luxury devotional manuscripts of the first half of the fourteenth century. However, the impetus for and circumstances of the book's commission have until now remained an enigma. The starting point for this study is the discovery of a representation of the dovetopped virga--an element of the royal regalia depicted in several works associated with Plantagenet patronage--in the Joseph narrative in the Old Testament cycle at the beginning… Expand
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For the added English miniature (fol. 3v) see Avril and Stirnemann
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Chapel see Age of Chivalry, Nos. 680-81; for the larger context of Edward III's patronage, see ibid
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For the evidence regarding dating and authorship see Denholm-Young's introduction (xiv-xxviii) and Antonia Gransden
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  • 1982
My thanks to Paul Binski for this reference. For a similar interpretation of Joseph cycles in some Middle Byzantine manuscripts see Marie-Dominique Gauthier-Walter
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35, 54, and 157, and Gransden, Historical Writing in England c. 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century, 1-42 and 137 for a sampling of chroniclers' assessments of these events
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