Introduction to the English Monastic Breviaries

Introduction to the English Monastic Breviaries

J.B.L. Tolhurst

Hardback
$70.00

Henry Bradshaw Society

Overview

Overview

A guide to breviaries (monastic service books containing the Divine Office) in late medieval England.
During the Middle Ages, the Divine Office, or daily round of prayers, formed the central focus of the monastic life. The liturgical book which contained all the prayers, hymns, etc. which were said at each office during the year is the breviary. The present volume is widely acknowledged as the best introduction available in English to the complex structure of the Office. Initially the Benedictine Office is considered, followed by an assessment of the numerous additions and alterations which occured during the early medieval period. To conclude there is a detailed discussion of the structure of various individual offices in late medieval England as they are known from surviving breviaries. Throughout, the language has been kept plain and non-technical to make it accessible to all students of the middle ages.

Details

January 1942
256 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
ISBN: 9781870252058
Format: Hardback
Henry Bradshaw Society
BIC HRAX
BISAC REL033000
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