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The Liturgy of the Medieval Church

Edited by Thomas Heffernan and E Ann Matter

The Liturgy of the Medieval Church
Paperback, 734 pages £31.50
Published: 2005
ISBN: 9781580440912
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies
Series: TEAMS Varia

This volume seeks to address the needs of teachers and advanced students who are preparing classes on the Middle Ages or who find themselves confounded in their studies by reference to the various liturgies that were fundamental to the lives of medieval peoples. In a series of essays, scholars of the liturgy examine The Shape of the Liturgical Year, Particular Liturgies, The Physical Setting of the Liturgy, The Liturgy and Books, and Liturgy and the Arts. A concluding essay, which originated in notes left behind by the late C. Clifford Flanigan, seeks to open the field, to examine liturgy within the larger and more inclusive category of ritual. The essays are intended to be introductory but to provide the basic facts and the essential bibliography for further study. They approach particular problems assuming a knowledge of medieval Europe but little expertise in liturgical studies per se.

Figures, Tables, Maps, and Appendices Photograph Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction to the Liturgy of the Medieval Church Part One: The Shape of the Liturgical Year A Monastic Conception of the Liturgical Year The Divine Office and Private Devotion in the Latin West The Liturgy and the Literature of Saints' Lives Part Two: Particular Liturgies Liturgy and Liturgical Daily Life in the Medieval Greek World - The Byzantine Empire The Liturgical Profile of the Parish Church in Medieval Sweden Jews and Judaism in the Medieval Latin Liturgy Sacramental Liturgies in the Middle Ages The Office for Saint Cecilia Part Three: The Physical Setting of the Liturgy Architecture as Liturgical Setting Church Porches and the Liturgy in Twelfth-Century Rome Liturgical Vessels and Implements Part Four: The Liturgy and Books Manuscripts of the Liturgy The Book of Hours Part Five: Liturgy and the Arts Iconography in the Liturgical Life of the Medieval Greek Church The Liturgy and Vernacular Literature Liturgical Drama and Community Discourse The Music of the Liturgy Gregorius Presul Composuit Hunc Libellum Musicae Artis Part Six: Expanding the Definitions of Medieval Liturgy Liturgy as Social Performance: Expanding the Definitions Glossary Index of Medieval Manuscripts Index of Biblical Citations Index of Modern Scholars Index of Feast Days General Index

Thomas J. Heffernan is a Professor of English and the Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Tennessee Knocksville. His interests include British Literature and Medieval Studies. E. Ann Matter is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Medieval Christianity.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 734 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS037010, REL015000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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