Liturgical Treasuries of the Middle Ages
Medieval church treasuries have been the subject of much scholarly literature, but in this introduction to the subject Fliegel explains their form and function for the non-specialist reader, discussing nearly 70 illustrations which show the sumptuous artefacts typically found within treasuries. He also considers the liturgical significance of the sacral objects and provides a history of treasuries from their origins in late antiquity to their disappearance in the wake of the Reformation.
The Illustrated Book of Prayer
Poems, Prayers and Thoughts for Every Day
Arranged by theme – Thanks and Praise, Love and Forgiveness, Children's Prayers and Strength and Healing – this anthology includes prayers by churchmen and poets, hymns, psalms, and words from the Bible, including Daniel's Blessing and the Magnificat. The book is illustrated with a wonderfully varied collection of paintings on religious themes, with Botticelli's The Virgin and Child on the cover.