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Book Review: Psalms and more

04 July 2014

© Hildesheim Dombibliothek/GETTY

Initial K in a litany in the St Albans Psalter (folio 403), from St Albans Abbey, c.1130, and in a Hildesheim Dombibliothek MS, property of the Basilica of St Godehard, Hildesheim. From The St. Albans Psalter: Painting and prayer in medieval England by Kristen Collins, Peter Kidd, and Nancy K. Turner (Getty Publications, £18.99 (£17.10); 978-1-60606-145-9). This 104-page publication has 96 illustrations, of which 94 are in colour. The book explores the psalter's history and the individuals thought to have commissioned and used it: Abbot Geoffrey of St Albans, and the holy woman Christina of Markyate

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