Most beautiful and next best: value in the collection of a medieval queen

@article{Keane2008MostBA,
  title={Most beautiful and next best: value in the collection of a medieval queen},
  author={M. Keane},
  journal={Journal of Medieval History},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={360 - 373}
}
  • M. Keane
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval History
The 1396 will of Blanche of Navarre (c.1331–98), dowager queen of France, has long been of interest to scholars for the extraordinary detail of its bequests; it is unusual in that it describes the provenance of many of the objects that Blanche owned, and in some cases elaborates on the motivation of the queen for bestowing an object on a particular heir. It is a document of the personal history of collecting for a medieval woman — how her books, reliquaries and other valuable objects came into… Expand
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