Cistercian Liturgy and daily practice through the manuscripts of Alcobaça: Preliminary considerations from three sample rituals

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Abstract

In recent decades the medieval liturgy has attracted growing scholarly attention as an area with great potential for yielding a wealth of information at a number of levels of historical research. Where the Cistercian liturgy is concerned, due to a preoccupation with uniformity of practice across the Order, investigation not only relies on analysis of the surviving manuscripts but also on scrutiny of the legislation produced by the Cistercian General Chapter which was convened annually from the first half of the twelfth century. This paper examines some liturgical books, and books supplementary to the liturgy, which survive from the library of the Monastery of Alcobaça, comprising different sources that connect text with performance. The main goal is, through an analysis to different liturgical books, recover (partially) gestures, performances and prayers and use these sources to study and contextualize liturgical identity of this Cistercian Monastery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationO Gesto e a Crença
Subtitle of host publicationpercursos, transferências e intermedialidade
Editors Rosa Maria Sánchez SÁNCHEZ, Diana PEREIRA, Inês Lopes
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherCITCEM – Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória»
Pages67-77
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-8970-42-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventI International Colloquium Gesture and Belief: routes, transfers and intermediality - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 20 Mar 201921 Mar 2019

Conference

ConferenceI International Colloquium Gesture and Belief: routes, transfers and intermediality
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period20/03/1921/03/19

Keywords

  • Liturgical codices
  • Monastery of Alcobaça
  • liturgical performance

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