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Medieval Liturgy

A Book of Essays, 1st Edition

Edited by Lizette Larson-Miller


328 pages

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pub: 2019-07-09
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Originally published in 1997, Medieval Liturgy is a unique and interesting collection of nine essays that explores medieval liturgy from three distinct perspectives: historical, liturgical, and theological. The book includes contributions from eminent scholars of the time and discusses the development of 9th to 11th century ordines, the meaning of the Mass in the 12th and 13th centuries, medieval preaching, ordination practices, popular penance practices, marriage rites, the role of music in Eucharistic liturgy, and the relationship between liturgical architectural space and theology.

Table of Contents



Part I: Eucharistic Liturgy

1. The Evolution of the Ordo Missae in the Early Middle Ages, Joanne M. Pierce

2. Commentaries on the Mass During the Early Scholastic Period, Gary Macy

3. Reading the World in a Eucharistic Context: The Shape and Methods of Early Medieval Exegesis, Marie Anne Mayeski

Part II: Other Rites

4. A Skein of Scared Sevens: Hugh of Amiens on Orders and Ordination, Jan Michael Joncas

5. Penance in Transition: Popular Piety and Practice, Michael S. Driscoll

6. Rites of Marriage in the Western Middle Ages: John K. Leonard

Part III: Issues in Liturgy

7. The Song of the Assembly in Medieval Eucharist, Edward Foley

8. The Mind’s Eye: Theological Controversy and Religious Architecture in the Reign of Charlemagne, Susan A. Rabe

9. Sincut Samuhel Unxit David: Early Carolingian Royal Anointings Reconsidered, Paul A. Jacobson


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medieval history and medieval literature, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines medieval history from the early Middle Ages, right up until the Reformation, as well as the effect of the medieval period on later cultures, such as the Victorians. This collection draws together books on the monarchy, medieval philosophy, religion, art, music, psychology and architecture as well as volumes on medieval archeology. The collection also brings together key volumes on medieval literature of the period, with formative works examining medieval religious literature, medieval legends and oral tradition. The collection also includes titles examining specific poems from the period such as Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, as well as volumes on influential writers of the period such as Jean Froissant, John Lydgate and Margery Kempe. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse medieval period and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of history and literature, but of anthropology, music, psychology and religion.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General