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Shaping a monastic identity : liturgy and history at the imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125

"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 flexible, continually adapting to the monastery's changing circumstances. The monks regularly modified traditional forms to reflect new realities, often in the service of Farfa's power and prestige. Equally fascinating is Boynton's examination of the process by which Farfa, like other monasteries, cathedral chapters, and royal houses, constantly rewrote its history - particularly the stories of its founding - as part of the continuous negotiation of power that was central to medieval politics and culture."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2006
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 2006
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Church history
xii, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
9780801443817, 0801443814
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
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