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The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages : Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography - Margot E. Fassler

The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages

Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

By: Margot E. Fassler (Editor), Rebecca A. Baltzer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195124538
Number Of Pages: 656

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The Divine Office--the cycle of daily worship other than the Mass--is the richest source of liturgical texts and music from the Latin Middle Ages. However, its richness, the great diversity of its manuscripts, and its many variations from community to community have made it difficult to study, and it remains largely unexplored terrain. This volume is a practical guide to the Divine Office for students and scholars throughout the field of medieval studies. The book surveys the many questions related to the Office and presents the leading analytical tools and research methods now used in the field.
Beginning with the Office in the early Middle Ages, the book covers manuscript sources and their contents; regional developments and variations; the relationship between the Office, the Mass, and other ceremonies and repertories; and the deep links between the Office and medieval hagiography. The book concludes with a discussion of recent technical advances for handling the enormous amounts of evidence on the Office and its performance, in particular CANTUS, the vast electronic database developed by Ruth Steiner of Catholic University for the analysis of chant repertories.
The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages is an essential resource for anyone studying medieval liturgy. Its accessible style and broad coverage make it an important basic reference for a wide range of students and scholars in art history, religious studies, social history, literature, musicology, and theology.

"We owe thanks to the authors of this volume for making these difficult matters more accessible to nonspecialists." -- Journal of the American Musicological Society "Peter Jeffery's study, in a class by itself, is a major contribution to the study of the earliest Irish offices."--Peritia "We owe thanks to the authors of this volume for making these difficult matters more accessible to nonspecialists." -- Journal of the American Musicological Society ....there is plenty here to raise the curiosity of medievalists from many fields...The enthusiasm of all of the authors for their subject is apparent throughout...--History "The present volume, written in by a variety of specialists in medieval liturgical and musical subjects... contain[s] much interesting and valuable material." Southwestern Journal of Theology Peter Jeffery's study, in a class by itself, is a major contribution to the study of the earliest Irish offices."--Peritia

Lila Collamore: Prelude: Charting the Divine Office Part I. A Methodological Introduction 1: Margot E. Fassler: Sermons, Sacramentaries, and Early Sources for the Office in the Latin West: The Example of Advent 2: László Dobszay: Reading an Office Book Part II. The Pre-Carolingian Office 3: James W. McKinnon: The Origins of the Western Office 4: Joseph Dyer: Observations on the Divine Office in the Rule of the Master 5: Peter Jeffery: Eastern and Western Elements in the Irish Monastic Prayer of the Hours Part III. Manuscript Studies 6: Ritva Jacobsson: The Antiphoner of Compiègne, Paris, BNF lat. 17436 7: James Grier: The Divine Office at St. Martial in the Early Eleventh Century: Paris, BN lat. 1085 8: Michael Huglo: The Cluniac Processional of Solesmes, Bibliothèque de l'Abbaye 9: Susan Rankin: Taking the Rough with the Smooth: Melodic Versions and Manuscript Status Part IV. Regional Developments: Carolingian Period to the Later Middle Ages 10: Hartmut Möller: Office Compositions from St. Gall: Saints Gallus and Othmar 11: Terence Bailey: The Development and Chronology of the Ambrosian Sanctorale: The Evidence of the Antiphon Texts 12: Gunilla Björkvall and Andreas Haug: Performing Latin Verse: Text and Music in Early Medieval Versified Offices 13: Anne Walters Robertson: From Office to Mass: The Antiphons of Vespers and Lauds and the Antiphons before the Gospel in Northern France 14: Wulf Arlt: The Office for the Feast of the Circumcision from Le Puy 15: Craig Wright: The Palm Sunday Processional in Medieval Chartres 16: Barbara Haggh: Nonconformity in the Use of Cambrai Cathedral: Guillaume Du Fay's Foundations Part V. Hagiography 17: Gunilla Iversen: Transforming a Viking into a Saint: The Divine Office of St. Olav 18: Janka Szendrei: On the Prose Historia of St. Augustine 19: David Hiley: The Historia of St. Julian of Le Mans by Létald of Micy: Some Comments and Questions about a North French Office of the Early Eleventh Century 20: Rebecca A. Baltzer: The Little Office of the Virgin and Mary's Role at Paris 21: James John Boyce: The Carmelite Feast of the Presentation of the Virgin: A Study in Musical Adaptation Part VI. The Office and Computers 22: Andrew Hughes: Large Projects and Small Resources: Late Medieval Liturgical Offices 23: Lora Matthews & Paul Merkley: CANTUS and Tonaries Lila Collamore: Bibliography of Writings by Ruth Steiner

ISBN: 9780195124538
ISBN-10: 0195124537
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.2  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.03