Cathedral and Civic Ritual in Late Medieval and Renaissance Florence: The Service Books of Santa Maria del Fiore

Cathedral and Civic Ritual in Late Medieval and Renaissance Florence: The Service Books of Santa Maria del Fiore

by Marica S. Tacconi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521817048

ISBN-13: 9780521817042

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The service books of the Florentine Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore reflected the city's position of power and prestige. Largely unexplored by modern scholars, these manuscripts provided the texts and music necessary for the celebration of the liturgical services. Marica S. Tacconi examines comprehensively the sixty-five extant liturgical manuscripts produced

Overview

The service books of the Florentine Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore reflected the city's position of power and prestige. Largely unexplored by modern scholars, these manuscripts provided the texts and music necessary for the celebration of the liturgical services. Marica S. Tacconi examines comprehensively the sixty-five extant liturgical manuscripts produced between 1150 and 1526 for both Santa Maria del Fiore and its predecessor, the early cathedral of Santa Reparata. Her study provides new insights into late medieval and Renaissance Florentine ritual and culture, from liturgical, musical and artistic perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817042
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology Series, #12
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: 1. The cathedral and its service books; 2. The calendar of feasts; 3. Before 1310: the service books of Santa Reparata; 4. After 1310: the service books of Santa Maria del Fiore; 5. The cult of the saints; Epilogue; Appendix A: Concordance between references to manuscripts published by Poggi and the manuscripts' modern shelf numbers; Appendix B: Artists and craftsmen involved with the production of cathedral service books; Appendix C: The calendar of feasts; Appendix D: Liturgical texts and chants for Florentine saints; Bibliography; Index of manuscripts and archival sources; General index.

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