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The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Rebecca A. Baltzer and Margot E. Fassler

Abstract

The Divine Office, or the cycle of daily worship services other than the Mass, constitutes the most important body of liturgical texts and music for medieval studies. It is a collection of spiritual works that is central to the culture of the Middle Ages. This book addresses the Office from a variety of points of view.

Keywords: daily worship, services, liturgical text, music, medieval studies, spiritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195124538
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca A. Baltzer, editor
University of Texas

Margot E. Fassler, editor
Yale University

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THE DIVINE OFFICE IN THE LATIN MIDDLE AGES

Prelude

LILA COLLAMORE

I A METHODOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION

2 Reading an Office Book

LÁSZLÓ DOBSZAY

II THE PRE‐CAROLINGIAN OFFICE

III MANUSCRIPT STUDIES

IV REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

12 Performing Latin Verse

GUNILLA BJÖRKVALL & ANDREAS HAUG

13 From Office to Mass

ANNE WALTERS ROBERTSON

V HAGIOGRAPHY

VI THE OFFICE AND COMPUTERS

23 CANTUS and Tonaries

LORA MATTHEWS & PAUL MERKLEY