The Westminster Missal

The Westminster Missal

[Missale ad usum Ecclesie Westmonasteriensis]

Edited by J. Wickham Legg

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Overview

Overview

Missal text with notes and commentary: a fundamental tool for the study of both insular and continental medieval mass-books.
The manuscript edited in these volumes is a fine and elaborate missal of Westminster Abbey, given by Nicholas Lytlington (abbot 1362-1386) and often referred to by his name. As well as its importance as a particularly full missal text from a royal abbey (it includes an extensive coronation ritual), it is also the only monastic representative of a `Sarum' type of sacramentary to have received a modern edition. John Wickham Legg's publication of this manuscript was an early milestone in the Henry Bradshaw Society programme, and is particularly notable for its extensive critical notes: employing over fifty other manuscripts, as well as printed sources, Legg provided a commentary which gives an extraordinarily comprehensive view of texts for the celebration of mass in the middle ages. His work remains, over a century after its publication, a fundamental and indispensible tool for the study of medieval mass-books, both insular and continental. Reissue; First published 1891, 1895 and 1897 in three separate volumes.

Details

8 black and white, 12 line illustrations
1109 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Henry Bradshaw Society
Paperback, 9781783273430, January 1891
Hardback, 9781870252126, January 1891
Boydell Press
Henry Bradshaw Society
BIC HRAX, 1DBKE, 2ADL, 3H
BISAC REL052010, REL033000, HIS037010
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