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Gothic Song - Victorine Sequences and Augustinian Reform in twelfth-century Paris

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This is the first study of how a particular genre of liturgical texts and music, the Victorine sequences, were first written in great numbers during the twelfth-century. Because the liturgy stood at the very heart of medieval religious experience, the study of liturgical change is basic to an understanding of the Middle Ages, its religious life, and its art. In this far-reaching study, Margot Fassler explores currents of liturgical change in twelfth-century France and the extent to which Augustinian canons regularly contributed to them. Concentrating upon the late sequences from the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris, she proposes that the sequences provide crucial evidence both for explaining new attitudes toward the liturgy during the twelfth century and for defining those principles in the arts commonly called 'Gothic'.

Very good condition.

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Author(s):
Fassler, Margot
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521382912
ISBN-13:
9780521382915
Number of pages:
487
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This is the first study of how a particular genre of liturgical texts and music, the Victorine sequences, were first written in great numbers during the twelfth-century. Because the liturgy stood at the very heart of medieval religious experience, the study of liturgical change is basic to an understanding of the Middle Ages, its religious life, and its art. In this far-reaching study, Margot Fassler explores currents of liturgical change in twelfth-century France and the extent to which Augustinian canons regularly contributed to them. Concentrating upon the late sequences from the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris, she proposes that the sequences provide crucial evidence both for explaining new attitudes toward the liturgy during the twelfth century and for defining those principles in the arts commonly called 'Gothic'.

Very good condition.

Author(s):
Fassler, Margot
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521382912
ISBN-13:
9780521382915
Number of pages:
487
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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