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By Eric Palazzo,Madeleine M. Beaumont

The background of liturgy and liturgical books is of curiosity not just for theologians and liturgists but additionally for historians, paintings historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and researchers in spiritual sciences. This paintings meets the interdisciplinary desire for a historical past and a typology of liturgical books.

A heritage of Liturgical Books from the start to the 13th Century is an advent to Western liturgical resources and a synthesis in their heritage for greater than a millennium. It presents a historiographic precis, examines the connection among medieval background and liturgy, indicates new equipment of study, and underscores the fruitfulness of an interdisciplinary approach.

Focusing at the background of liturgical books, instead of the background of liturgy, A historical past of Liturgical Books from the start to the 13th Century devotes a close bankruptcy to every kind of publication meant for a selected social gathering - Mass, workplace, rites - and a particular presider - pope, bishop, deacon, monastic, and so on. The the most important transition from oral perform to using the written record is mentioned in each case, as is the representation of liturgical books.

Chapters are historical past of the study on Liturgical Books," "The Books of the Mass," "The workplace Books," and "The Books of Sacraments and Rites."

Eric Palazzo, Ph.D., is head of study at Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes and a lecturer on the Institut superieur de Liturgie of the Institut catholique of Paris, answerable for the introductory direction in liturgical sources.


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