The Exultet in Southern Italy / Edition 1

The Exultet in Southern Italy / Edition 1

by Thomas Forrest Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195095278

ISBN-13: 9780195095272

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Exultet rolls of southern Italy are parchment scrolls containing text and music for the blessing of the great Easter candle; they contain magnificent illustrations, often turned upside down with respect to the text, The Exultet in Southern Italy provides a broad perspective on this phenomenon that has long attracted the interest of those interested in medieval

Overview

The Exultet rolls of southern Italy are parchment scrolls containing text and music for the blessing of the great Easter candle; they contain magnificent illustrations, often turned upside down with respect to the text, The Exultet in Southern Italy provides a broad perspective on this phenomenon that has long attracted the interest of those interested in medieval art, liturgy, and music. This book considers these documents in the cultural and liturgical context in which they were made, and provides a perspective on all aspects of this particularly southern Italian practice. While previous studies have concentrated on the illustrations in these rolls, Kelly's book also looks at the particular place of the Exultet in changing ceremonial practices, provides background on the texts and music used in southern Italy, and inquires into the manufacture and purpose of the Exultets—why they were made, who owned them, and how they were used.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195095272
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.33(d)

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