The Bobbio Missal: Liturgy and Religious Culture in Merovingian Gaul by Yitzhak HenThe Bobbio Missal: Liturgy and Religious Culture in Merovingian Gaul by Yitzhak Hen

The Bobbio Missal: Liturgy and Religious Culture in Merovingian Gaul

EditorYitzhak Hen, Rob Meens

Paperback | December 3, 2009

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Copied in southeastern Gaul around the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth century, the Bobbio Missal is one of the most important liturgical manuscripts from that period. It is a unique combination of lectionary and sacramentary, to which much canonical and non-canonical material was added. The extent of specialized knowledge, provided by the scholars writing for this book, contributes considerably to our understanding of this complex manuscript, as well as of the broader field of early medieval liturgy and religious culture which it bears witness to.
Title:The Bobbio Missal: Liturgy and Religious Culture in Merovingian GaulFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:248 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.51 inPublished:December 3, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521126916

ISBN - 13:9780521126915


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Bobbio Missal - from Mabillon onwards Yitzhak Hen; 2. The script of the Bobbio Missal Rosamond McKitterick; 3. The palimpsest leaves in the Bobbio Missal David Ganz; 4. Reading and writing the Bobbio Missal: punctuation, word separation and animated initials Marco Mostert; 5. Liturgical Latin in the Bobbio Missal Els Rose; 6. Additions to the Bobbio Missal: De dies malus and 'Joca monachorum' Charles D. Wright and Roger Wright; 7. The Liturgy of the Bobbio Missal Yitzhak Hen; 8. Reforming the clergy: a context for the use of the Bobbio penitential Rob Meens; 9. Doctrinal and theological themes in the prayers of the Bobbio Missal Louise P. M. Batstone; 10. The Missa pro principe in the Bobbio Missal Mary Garrison; 11. Liturgy in the Rhône Valley and the Bobbio Missal Ian N. Wood; 12. Conclusion Yitzhak Hen and Rob Meens; Manuscript index; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"The book revises the paleographical and codicological analyses in E.A. Lowe's 1924 edition of this missal, extending Lowe's historical evaluation to discuss the notions of literacy, liturgical evolution, and clerical reform, as well as offering a viw of eighth century Southern Gaul within the broader European social environment. The Bobbio Missal thus provides an excellent introduction to the study of Merovingian liturgical manuscripts for students and specialists alike." - Laura Marchiori, University of Toronto