Liturgical Life and Latin Learning at Paradies Bei Soest, 1300-1425: Inscription and Illumination in the Choir Books of a North German Dominican Convent

Liturgical Life and Latin Learning at Paradies Bei Soest Inscription and Illumination in the Choir Books of a North German Dominican Convent Written by an international team consisting of two art historians an historian and a musicologist this study explores the intellectual scribal artistic and musical culture of the Dominican nuns of

  • Title: Liturgical Life and Latin Learning at Paradies Bei Soest, 1300-1425: Inscription and Illumination in the Choir Books of a North German Dominican Convent
  • Author: Margot Fassler Jeffrey Hamburger Susan Marti Eva Schlotheuber
  • ISBN: 9783402130728
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Written by an international team consisting of two art historians, an historian and a musicologist, this study explores the intellectual, scribal, artistic and musical culture of the Dominican nuns of Paradies from a variety of perspectives Taking as its subject a little known group of fourteenth and early fifteenth century liturgical manuscripts from the Dominican conveWritten by an international team consisting of two art historians, an historian and a musicologist, this study explores the intellectual, scribal, artistic and musical culture of the Dominican nuns of Paradies from a variety of perspectives Taking as its subject a little known group of fourteenth and early fifteenth century liturgical manuscripts from the Dominican convent of Paradies bei Soest Westphalia , the book also offers a revisionary account of the development of the Dominican order in late medieval Germany Two antiphonaries, three graduals and additional fragments made both for and by the nuns testify to a self conscious liturgical culture closely tied to the development of the Dominican order s female branch One manuscript in particular, a gradual written and illuminated at Paradies ca 1380 Dusseldorf, ULB D 11 contains an unparalleled wealth of inscribed images which make it the most extensively illuminated liturgical manuscript of the entire Middle Ages The learned inscriptions allow for not only a reconstruction of the nuns library, but also a thoroughgoing re evaluation of the learning and Latin literacy of mendicant nuns in the late fourteenth century, a period that in the accounts of modern scholars as well as medieval reformers has too quickly been discounted as a time of intellectual and institutional decline In text, image and chant, the nuns assembled a comprehensive commentary on the liturgy, one which serves as a testament to their creativity, learning and ambition as well as their devotion.

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