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Mass and Parish in Late Medieval England 2005

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Mass and Parish in Late Medieval England: the Use of York, edited by P. S. Barnwell, Claire Cross and Ann Rycroft. Spire Books, 2005.

Binding warped so that spine does not lie flat, but will go flat between books on a shelf. Otherwise clean with tight binding, and not scuffed or faded.

The medieval parish church was central to most people's lives, and the Mass exercised a defining influence upon the lives of clergy and laity alike. The laity were expected to attend Mass every Sunday and Holy Day. The role of the Mass was enhanced by the dominant belief in Purgatory, since celebration of Masses reduced the length of time the soul remained there. All this was swept away by the sixteenth-century Reformation. This book, written by authors from different disciplines, explores the importance of late-medieval parish religion against the backcloth of medieval York. How many Parish churches were there? What was the form of the Mass and how was it celebrated? How were the church interiors arranged and how were they decorated? What contribution did music make? What was it like to be a cleric at the time? What changes did the Reformation bring? A substantial appendix provides a reconstruction of the pre-Reformation Mass as celebrated in York.

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Author(s):
Barnwell, P. S., Cross, Claire, and Rycraft, Ann
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm.
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1904965024
ISBN-13:
9781904965022
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Spire
Title:
Mass and Parish in Late Medieval England

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Mass and Parish in Late Medieval England: the Use of York, edited by P. S. Barnwell, Claire Cross and Ann Rycroft. Spire Books, 2005.

Binding warped so that spine does not lie flat, but will go flat between books on a shelf. Otherwise clean with tight binding, and not scuffed or faded.

The medieval parish church was central to most people's lives, and the Mass exercised a defining influence upon the lives of clergy and laity alike. The laity were expected to attend Mass every Sunday and Holy Day. The role of the Mass was enhanced by the dominant belief in Purgatory, since celebration of Masses reduced the length of time the soul remained there. All this was swept away by the sixteenth-century Reformation. This book, written by authors from different disciplines, explores the importance of late-medieval parish religion against the backcloth of medieval York. How many Parish churches were there? What was the form of the Mass and how was it celebrated? How were the church interiors arranged and how were they decorated? What contribution did music make? What was it like to be a cleric at the time? What changes did the Reformation bring? A substantial appendix provides a reconstruction of the pre-Reformation Mass as celebrated in York.

Author(s):
Barnwell, P. S., Cross, Claire, and Rycraft, Ann
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm.
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1904965024
ISBN-13:
9781904965022
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Spire
Title:
Mass and Parish in Late Medieval England

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