Gothic Song: Victorine Sequences and Augustinian Reform in Twelfth-Century Paris

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CUP Archive, Aug 19, 1993 - Music - 487 pages
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Because the liturgy stood at the very heart of medieval religious experience, the study of liturgical change is basic to an understanding of the Middle Ages, its religious life, and its art. In this far-reaching study, Margot Fassler explores currents of liturgical change in twelfth-century France and the extent to which Augustinian canons regularly contributed to them. Concentrating upon the late sequences from the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris, she proposes that the sequences provide crucial evidence both for explaining new attitudes toward the liturgy during the twelfth century and for defining those principles in the arts commonly called 'Gothic'.
 

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Contents

problems
3
Liturgical commentators within the liturgy and without
18
Early medieval sequences as Alleluia commentaries
38
An introduction to the twelfthcentury sequence
58
Chartres and Nevers
85
Appendices
101
Late sequences in southern France during the twelfth century
110
first major center for the late sequences
137
unity through the cornerstone
267
an art of memory
290
Mary and the microcosm
321
Epilogue Sacred history and the common life
341
Key to the appendices
345
Five southern French Benedictine sequence libelli from St Martial
368
status of Parisian
390
Example A 1 Laudes crucis
416

ca 121020
142
an introduction
161
The Augustinians of Paris and the politics of reform
187
Hugh of St Victors vision of the church
211
Themes of reform in the Victorine church and the sequence repertory
243

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