The Bobbio missal: liturgy and religious culture in Merovingian Gaul

Yitzhak Hen (Editor), Rob Meens (Editor)

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The Bobbio Missal was copied in south-eastern Gaul around the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth century. It contains a unique combination of a lectionary and a sacramentary, to which a plethora of canonical and non-canonical material was added. The Missal is therefore highly regarded by liturgists; but, additionally, medieval historians welcome the information to be derived from material attached to the codex, which provides valuable data about the role and education of priests in Francia at that time, and indeed on their cultural and ideological background. The breadth of specialist knowledge provided by the team of scholars writing for this book enables the manuscript to be viewed as a whole, not as a narrow liturgical study. Collectively, the essays view the manuscript as physical object: they discuss the contents, they examine the language, and they look at the cultural context in which the codex was written. --
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)0521126916, 0521823935, 9780521126915, 9780521823937
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameCambridge studies in palaeography and codicology
PublisherCambridge University Press


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