The Tres Riches Heures and the Duc de Berry

In this paper, I argue that the Tres Riches Heures is best understood as iterating a distinct intellectual program with an emphasis on the stability and divinity of French cultural rituals associated with both the aristocracy and the labors of the peasants

Here is a link to an essay on the intellectual and iconographic program of the Tres Riches Heures that was written during my Freshman year of college for an upper-level survey course on the Northern Renaissance. In this paper, I argue that the Tres Riches Heures is best understood as iterating a distinct intellectual program with an emphasis on the stability and divinity of French cultural rituals associated with both the aristocracy and the labors of the peasants. Here is a link to this paper’s associated presentation (as a PDF) containing the relevant images.