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Sapientia et eloquentia; meaning and function in liturgical poetry, music, drama, and biblical commentary in the Middle Ages.

9782503520575

Sapientia et eloquentia; meaning and function in liturgical poetry, music, drama, and biblical commentary in the Middle Ages.

Ed. by Gunilla Iversen and Nicolas Bell.

Brepols Publishers

2009

555 pages

$145.00

Hardcover

Disputatio; v.11

BX6799

This lovely volume presents a group of 11 articles and case studies describing the multiple meanings and uses of liturgical texts from the Carolingian period into the twelfth century. Notable is the focus on how key texts were adapted to the developments in liturgical practice. Certain authors appear in several articles in different contexts, including Peter Abelard, Paschasius Radbertus, and Gilbert the Universal. Many of the articles are case studies of specific liturgic manuscripts, written with attention to music and poetry. Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback provides two commentaries, and the volume concludes with a lengthy chapter by Erika Kihlman offering a step-by-step commentary on a treatise in the Bodleian (Auct.F.6.8). An anthology of texts and music, a full bibliography, and several indexes fill out this impressive work. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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