One Hundred Latin Hymns

Author: Peter G. Walsh
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674057739
Release Date: 2012-10-08
Genre: History

This volume collects one hundred of the most important and beloved Late Antique and Medieval Latin hymns from Western Europe. Ranging from Ambrose in the late fourth century to Bonaventure in the thirteenth, the authors meditate on the ineffable, from Passion to Paradise, and cover a broad gamut of poetic forms and meters.

Literary Works

Author: Alanus
ISBN: 0674059964
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Alan of Lille was renowned for his learning, his contributions to systematic theology, and his Latin poetry. The works included in this volume give imaginative expression to the main tenets of Alan s theology, but the original forms in which his vision is embodied are informed by a rich awareness of poetic tradition."

Catholic Modern

Author: James Chappel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674972100
Release Date: 2018-02-19
Genre: History

Catholic antimodern, 1920-1929 -- Anti-communism and paternal Catholicism, 1929-1944 -- Anti-fascism and fraternal Catholicism, 1929-1944 -- Rebuilding Christian Europe, 1944-1950 -- Christian democracy and Catholic innovation in the long 1950s -- The return of heresy in the global 1960s

Isidore of Seville

Author: Saint Isidore (of Seville)
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809105810
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

"This latest volume in the Ancient Christian Writers series offers an English translation of Isidore of Seville's De Ecclesiasticis Officiis, an invaluable source of information ahout liturgical practice and church offices in the seventh century."--BOOK JACKET.

The Forms and Orders of Western Liturgy from the Tenth to the Eighteenth Century

Author: John Harper
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198162797
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Music

This book is intended as an introduction to the principal forms and orders of Western liturgy between about 900 and 1700, to explain their nature and basic historical origin, and to present in detail the contents and orders of principal services as well as additional and special forms of worship. The book emphasizes the mainstream of Western liturgy derived from the medieval Roman Rite as found in secular and monastic churches. After the Reformation it concentrates on the rites of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. There is consideration of the nature of liturgy, a historical summary, and individual chapters on medieval churches and their communities, the Christian calendar, medieval liturgical books, the Psalms, the Office, the Mass, Processions and Additional Observances, Holy Week and Easter, the Tridentine Rite, and the English Book of Common Prayer. There are two further chapters which raise the problems of establishing the order of a liturgical service, and introduce selected medieval sources accessible in facsimile or edition. A select, annotated bibliography and a glossary of ecclesiastical and liturgical terms are included.

Thresholds of the Sacred

Author: Sharon E. J. Gerstel
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 0884023117
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Architecture

From the walls and curtains of first-century Judaism to the tramezzo of Renaissance Italy, screens of various shapes and sizes have been used to separate the sacred from the secular. Drawn from papers presented at a recent Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies symposium, this volume provides insightful new research on the history of the iconostasis.

The Old Testament in Byzantium

Author: Paul Magdalino
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0884023486
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

This volume contains selected papers from a December 2006 Dumbarton Oaks symposium that complemented an exhibition of early Bible manuscripts at the Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery of Art titled âeoeIn the Beginning: Bibles before the Year 1000.âe Speakers were invited to examine the use of the Greek Old Testament as a text, social practice, and cultural experience in the Byzantine Empire. Not only are reminiscences of the Old Testament ubiquitous in Byzantine literature and art, but the Byzantine people also revered and identified with Old Testament role models. The Old Testament connected Byzantium not only with its Christian neighbors but with Jewish and Muslim peoples as well. This widespread phenomenon has never received systematic investigation. The Old Testament in Byzantium considers the manifestations of the holy books in Byzantine manuscript illustration, architecture, and government, as well as in Jewish Bible translations and the construction of Muhammadâe(tm)s character.


Author: Maximos the Confessor
ISBN: 0674726669
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

Maximos the Confessor is one of the most challenging and original Christian thinkers of all time. TheAmbigua is his greatest philosophical and doctrinal work, in which daring originality, prodigious talent for speculative thinking, and analytical acumen are on lavish display. The result is a labyrinthine map of the mind's journey to God.

Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium

Author: Vasileios Marinis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316824627
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: History

For all their reputed and professed preoccupation with the afterlife, the Byzantines had no systematic conception of the fate of the soul between death and the Last Judgement. Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium marries for the first time liturgical, theological, literary, and material evidence to investigate a fundamental question: what did the Byzantines believe happened after death? This interdisciplinary study provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of hagiography, theological treatises, apocryphal texts and liturgical services, as well as images of the fate of the soul in manuscript and monumental decoration. It also places the imagery of the afterlife, both literary and artistic, within the context of Byzantine culture, spirituality, and soteriology. The book intends to be the definitive study on concepts of the afterlife in Byzantium, and its interdisciplinary structure will appeal to students and specialists from a variety of areas in medieval studies.

Dumbarton Oaks Papers 69

Author: Margaret Mullett
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
ISBN: 0884024059
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Genre: Architecture

"Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 69 "includes Jeffrey Wickes, Mapping the Literary Landscape of Ephrem s Theology of Divine Names; Stefanos Alexopoulos, When a Column Speaks: The Liturgy of the Christian Parthenon; Margaret Alexiou, Of Longings and Loves: Seven Poems by Theodore Prodromos; and other essays."

The Vulgate Bible The New Testament

Author: Swift Edgar
ISBN: 0674996704
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: History

Compiled and translated in large part by St. Jerome, the Vulgate Bible influenced Western literature, art, music, education, theology, and political history through the Renaissance. Professors at Douay, then at Rheims, translated it into English to combat Protestant vernacular Bibles. Volume VI presents the entire New Testament.

The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature

Author: Jennifer E. Boyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317444763
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Working across literature, history, theory and practice, this volume offers insight into the specific digital tools and interfaces, as well as the modalities, theories and forms, central to some of the most exciting new research and critical, scholarly and artistic production in medieval and pre-modern studies. Addressing more general themes and topics, such as digitzation, media studies, digital humanities and "big data," the new essays in this companion also focus on more than twenty-five keywords, such as "access," "code," "virtual," "interactivity" and "network." A useful website hosts examples, links and materials relevant to the book.

On the Liturgy

Author: Amalar of Metz
ISBN: 0674060016
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: History

Amalar of Metz s "On the Liturgy" one of the most widely circulated texts of the Carolingian era addresses Christian worship from prayers to vestments to bodily gestures of celebrants. This volume adapts the text of Jean-Michel Hanssens s 1948 edition and provides the first complete translation into a modern language."

The Hymnographic Book of Tropologion

Author: Svetlana Kujumdzieva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351581844
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genre: History

The Tropologion is considered the earliest known extant chant book from the early Christian world which was in use until the twelfth century. The study of this book is still in its infancy. It has generally been believed that the book has survived in Georgian translation under the name ‘ladgari’ but similar books have been discovered in Greek, Syriac and Armenian. All the copies clearly show that the spread and the use of the book were much greater than we had previously assumed and the Georgian ladgari is only one of its many versions. The study of these issues unquestionably confirms the earliest stage of the compilation of the book, in Jerusalem or its environs, and shows its uninterrupted development from Jerusalem to the Stoudios monastery, the most important monastery of Constantinople. Over time many new pieces and new authors were added to the Tropologion. It is almost certain that it was the Stoudios school of poet-composers that divided the content of the Tropologion and compiled separate collections of books, each one containing a major liturgical cycle. In the beginning all of the volumes kept the old title but in the tenth century the copies of the book were renamed, probably according to the liturgical repertory included, and by the thirteenth century the title ‘Tropologion’ is no longer found in the Greek sources as it became superfluous, and fell out of use.

Dumbarton Oaks Papers 70

Author: Margaret Mullett
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
ISBN: 0884024172
Release Date: 2017

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 70 includes: P. Marciniak, "Reinventing Lucian in Byzantium"; R. Betancourt, "Why Sight Is Not Touch: Reconsidering the Tactility of Sight in Byzantium"; C. Wright, "Constantinople and the Coup d'Etat in Palaiologan Byzantium"; A. Caudano, "'These Are the Only Four Seas' The World Map of Bologna"; and many more.