The Leofric Missal

The Leofric Missal

I. Introduction, Collation Tables and Index

Edited by Nicholas Orchard

Hardback
$70.00

Henry Bradshaw Society

Overview

Overview

New edition of, and commentary on, one of the most important liturgical books to have come down to us from the late Anglo-Saxon church.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 579, the so-called 'Leofric Missal', is for the most part not really a missal, but a late-ninth or early-tenth-century combined sacramentary, pontifical and ritual with cues for the sung parts of various masses by the original, possibly French or Lotharingian, scribe. Subsequently, over the course of a hundred and thirty or so years, the sacramentary-pontifical-ritual was considerably augmented, first most probably for the successors of Plegmund, archbishop of Canterbury (890-923), the man for whom it was probably originally compiled, then later at Exeter for Bishop Leofric (1050-72).

Details

October 2002
400 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
ISBN: 9781870252171
Format: Hardback
Henry Bradshaw Society
BIC DN, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC REL033000, HIS037010, HIS015000
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A work of tremendous intelligence and discrimination.... An excellent edition and an extremely persuasive account of a complex but central document. SPECULUM

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