Tropes and Sequences in the Liturgy of the Church in Piacenza in the Twelfth Century: An Analysis and an Edition of the Texts

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"Brian Moller Jensen proposes a wide-ranging reading and interpretation of the liturgy in Piacenza through a rigorous itinerary which recovers the salient points of the codicological production and checks the most significant products which give evidence to the creative qualities of the local liturgies. Its concern is to search for the animus who has inspired the liturgical poetry within the knowledge to approach an exceptional work of mystagogy, of a fascinating catechism performed to introduce and involve the liturgical community in an intense expression of experienced faith. The analysis is all-embracing and investigates in particular, 'the literary aspect, liturgical function and theological contents of these compositions in order to identify the compiler's possible reasons for composing this selection of items.'" -Giacomo B. Baroffio (from The Commendatory Preface)

Table of Contents

Part I: Analysis of the troper-sequentiary
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The manuscript and its contexts
Chapter 3: Tropes in Liber Magistri
Chapter 4: Sequences in Liber Magistri
Chapter 5: Christmas-Easter-Ascension-Pentecost
Chapter 6: Saints in Piacenza
Chapter 7: God, saints and congregation
Chapter 8: Conclusions
Part II: Text edition. Appendices. Indices
Appendix 1: Edition of the Novum Sequentiarium
Appendix 2: Inventory of the troper-sequentiary in Liber Magistri
Appendix 3: Chronological calendar of saints and stable feasts
Appendix 4: Inventory of manuscripts

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