Christianizing Death: The Creation of a Ritual Process in Early Medieval Europe

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Cornell University Press, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 229 pages
 

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Contents

History and Ritual
1
The Mediterranean Background to the Sixth Century
19
The Ritual Care of the Sick
27
The Legacy of Christian Antiquity
45
Prayer service over the dead and at the grave
53
Visigothic Spain
69
Spanish rite of deathbed penance seventh century
75
Ireland
78
Benedict of Aniane and Ritual
128
Rites for the sick dying and dead in Benedict
141
Carolingian reform ritual for anointing the sick
151
The Death Ritual in
162
Rites for death and burial in the StDenis sacramentary
175
Rites for the dying or sick in the sacramentary of Sens
181
Rites for the sick dying and dead in Vatican MS
188
Conclusion
201

Death and Ritual before the Carolingian Reform
88
Sickness Death and Burial in the Vatican Gelasian
102
Preparation for death in the Roman ordo defunctorum
121
Death and Ritual at the End of the Eighth Century
126
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
209
Tables
212
Index
221
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