By James Monti
This incomparable quantity offers a entire exploration and clarification of medieval liturgical celebrations. The reverent prayers, hymns and rubrics utilized in the center a while are defined intimately and interpreted throughout the remark of students from an identical period of time, the period that is sometimes called the "Age of Faith".
Collected here's a wide variety of ceremonies, encompassing the seven sacraments, the foremost feasts of the liturgical 12 months (such as Christmas, Easter, and Corpus Christi), and specified liturgical rites (from the coronation of the pope to the blessing of expectant mothers). The sacred celebrations were drawn from nations throughout western and relevant Europe-from Portugal to Poland-but specific recognition has been given to liturgical texts of medieval Spain, which previously have obtained particularly little consciousness from scholars.
Historian James Monti has performed exhaustive learn on medieval liturgical manuscripts, early published missals, and the writings of medieval liturgists and theologians in order that the treasures they include can encourage a feeling of the sacred in destiny generations of Catholics.
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