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Contents List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgements xv Introduction: Performing Gender in the Burgundian Netherlands 1 Gendering Books and Diptychs 'Private' Images as Agents in Social Transactions Books, Diptychs, and Spectators: The Documentary Evidence Devotional Portrait Diptychs in Gendered Relationships Gender and Power 1 Authority and Community in Women's Books of Hours 29 Holy Women and the Practice of the Hours Laywomen and Incarnational Piety Educating Girls at the Burgundian Court Reading and Viewing Communities Gendered Hierarchies in Religion 2 Regendering the Faith: Books of Hours, Devotional Portrait Diptychs, and the Affirmation of Men 61 The Chronology of Gender in Books of Hours Incarnational Claims in Men's Books Transacting Gender: The Public Domain Recalibrating Religion Resisting Regendering: Women's Diptychs 3 The Problem of Male Embodiment in Two Diptychs from Bruges 90 Men's Bodies and the Quest for Holiness An Alternative Masculinity The Eroticized Body as a Site of Scandal On the Fringes of Maturity: Early Manhood A Chaste Husband Generational and Gendered Spectators Clerics and Laymen 4 Nuns and Clerics: Ambiguous Authority in a Devotional Portrait Diptych 136 Jean Bellegambe and the Flines Diptych The Patriarchal Underpinnings of Reform The Conceptual Boundaries of Enclosure Hierarchical Gendered Piety Gifting the Diptych Through a Clerical Lens 5 Disrupting Gender at the Court of Margaret of Austria 162 Margaret's Devotional Portrait Diptychs The Burgundian Ducal Connection Portraits and the Gender of Succession Conformity and Resistance: A Male Model Conclusion 192 Appendix: A Checklist of Devotional Portrait Diptychs 195 Bibliography 203 Index 229
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Christian art and symbolism -- Netherlands -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Christian art and symbolism -- Netherlands -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Gender identity in art.
Netherlands -- History -- House of Burgundy, 1384-1477.