The Use of Hereford

The Use of Hereford

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The Use of Hereford, a local variation of the Roman rite, was one of the diocesan liturgies of medieval England before their abolition and replacement by the Book of Common Prayer in 1549. Unlike the widespread Use of Sarum, the Use of Hereford was confined principally to its diocese, which helped to maintain its individuality until the Reformation. This study seeks to catalogue and evaluate all the known surviving sources of the Use of Hereford, with particular reference to the missals and gradual, which so far have received little attention. In addition to these a variety of other material has been examined, including a number of little-known or unknown important fragments of early Hereford service-books dismembered at the Reformation and now hidden away as binding or other scrap in libraries and record offices.Unlike the manual, missal and breviary, the collectar contained only specific parts of the whole service. ... In twelfth-century Lincoln Cathedral, for example, the treasurer possessed no fewer than six of these, 7 and even as late ... HBS cvii ( 1992), especially 22a€“75, a#39;The Continental Backgrounda#39;; Hughes, Medieval Manuscripts for Mass and Office (repr. 1995), 118 (627), 119 (628); Hiley Western Plainchant (repr. 1997), 311a€“12; and (briefly) Pfaff, Liturgy in Medieval England ( 2009), 7.

Title:The Use of Hereford
Author:Mr William Smith
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-10-28


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