Shaping a monastic identity : liturgy and history at the imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125 (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Shaping a monastic identity : liturgy and history at the imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125

Author: Susan Boynton
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Series: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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"Susan Boynton, a historian of medieval music, addresses several of the major themes of present-day medieval historiography through a close study of the liturgical practices of the abbey of Farfa. Boynton's findings are a striking demonstration of the local nature of liturgical practices in the centuries before church ritual was controlled and codified by the papacy. Boynton shows that the liturgy was highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2005017718
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Boynton
ISBN: 0801443814 9780801443817
OCLC Number: 60839289
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Lewis Lockwood Award (American Music.
Description: xii, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Consolidation and creation --
Varieties of monastic liturgy --
Farfa and cluny --
Patterns of influence --
Liturgy, politics, and the construction of history --
Appendix 1: Brief description of liturgical manuscripts from Farfa discussed int he text --
Appendix 2: Texts and contexts related to the Abbey pf Farfa, ca. 998-1125 --
Appendix 3: Adventus ceremonies in the Liber tramitis and in the customary of Bernard.
Series Title: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Responsibility: Susan Boynton.
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During the eleventh and early twelfth centuries, the imperial abbey of Farfa was one of the most powerful institutions on the Italian peninsula. In this period many of the lands of central Italy fell  Read more...

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"Boynton's book is original, interesting, meticulously researched, and cogently argued.... She shows, elegantly, in detail, how... local adaptations of the majestic monastic liturgy can reveal a Read more...

 
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