The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages

The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages : Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

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The Divine Office-or, the cycle of daily worship services other than the Mass-constitutes the most important body of liturgical texts and music for medieval studies. It is a collection of spiritual works that is central to the culture of the Middle Ages. This volume addresses the Office from a variety of points of view, allowing the reader to grasp the current state of research and to make connections.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 45.72mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • frontispiece, music examples
  • 0195124537
  • 9780195124538
  • 1,556,506

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The greatest asset of this volume is that a wide range of topics are covered without sacrificing detailed analysis in particular areas * Early Music * The editors have done their job well: the book is beautifully presented, carefully ordered, scrupulously edited and generously indexed * Early Music * This volume attests the vitality of current chant scholarship * Early Music Today * Many key specialists have contributed to this remarkable volume ... Many interesting and surprising areas are covered ... there is much here of interest for a diverse range of readers * Early Music Today * Peter Jeffery offers a ground-breaking essay, tracing Eastern and Western elements in the Irish monastic Hours, with particular scrutiny of the Bangor Antiphoner * Journal of Theological Studies * This collection underlines the variety and creativity of the Western Office in the Middle Ages, and will establish itself as indispensable for those studying this period, and the overall development of the Divine Office. The editors and publishers should be congratulated on what is a distinguished and informative work * Journal of Theological Studies *
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About Margot E. Fassler

Margot E. Fassler is Robert S. Tangeman Professor of Musicology and Director of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. Rebecca A. Baltzer is Professor of Musicology at the University of Texas, Austin.
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