The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History

The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History


This ebook presents a accomplished historic remedy of the Latin liturgy in medieval England. Richard Pfaff constructs a historical past of the worship performed in church buildings - cathedral, monastic, or parish - essentially during the surviving manuscripts of provider books, and units this in the context of the broader political, ecclesiastical, and cultural background of the interval. the main target is at the mass and day-by-day place of work, taken care of either chronologically and through variety, the liturgies of every non secular order and every secular 'use' being studied separately. additionally, hagiographical and historiographical issues - respectively, which saints are renowned in a given witness and the way the labors of students during the last century and a part have either furthered and, on occasion, impeded our understandings - are explored all through. The booklet hence offers either a story account and a reference software of everlasting price.

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