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Family Prayers: Devotional Daydreaming, Household Time, and the Labours of Attention

Krista Lysack

in Chronometres: Devotional Literature, Duration, and Victorian Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836162
eISBN:
9780191882418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836162.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes up the Victorian fashion for family prayers and a host of devotional manuals—guides that were widely referred to as “forms”—whose purpose was to instrumentalize this practice for ... More


Temporary virginity and the everyday body: Le Bone Florence of Rome and bourgeois self-making

Felicity Riddy

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The earliest surviving representation of an English bourgeois family at prayer appears in a fifteenth-century book of hours, now known as the Bolton Hours, made for members of a York mercantile ... More


Creating the American Bible Reader, 1777–1816

Seth Perry

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179131
eISBN:
9781400889402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179131.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the evolution of early American bibles and bible readers during the period 1777–1816. More specifically, it explains how the imagined American bible reader, both subject to the ... More


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