The Missal of Robert of Jumieges (Henry Bradshaw Society) by H.A. Wilson

By H.A. Wilson

The `Missal of Robert of Jumieges' is among the most crucial, and likewise so much fantastically written and adorned, carrier books that have survived from the overdue Anglo-Saxon interval. most likely written at Canterbury within the early years of the 11th century, it will definitely got here into the ownership of Robert, bishop of London (1044-51), who gave it to the abbey of Jumieges in France, the place it remained till 1791. From a liturgical perspective, the manuscript is remarkable for the big variety of lots commemorating not just local English, but in addition continental, and especially Flemish, saints culted in past due Anglo-Saxon England; the booklet is therefore an incredible witness to the cultural hyperlinks among England and the Continent at that time.The textual content, first released in 1896, has a still-valuable advent through its editor and is followed by means of fifteen black and white plates, which offer a few impact of the unique, lavish ornament. There also are complete indexes of liturgical types and matters.

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2 There is an uncritical description in Dibdin's Tour, already referred to Mr. Warren has given a more careful description in the Leofric Missal, pp. , and the illuminations are more particularly described in Westwood's Facsimiles of Miniatures and Ornaments in Anglo-Saxon and Irish MSS. pp. 136 sqq. Of the description in Frère's Manuel du Bibliographe normand it will be necessary to say something at a later stage. 2010 0:15:50] page_xxi < previous page page_xxi next page > Page xxi also been lost between fol.

The other four are those of S. Genovefa (Jan. 3) S. Vedast (Feb. 6) S. Ouen (Au. 25) and S. Omer (Sept. 5 Save for the presence of a preface, the mass of S. Genovefa is the same as that in the old Paris Missal, and the masses of S. Vedast, S. Ouen, and S. Omer appear, from internal evidence, to have been taken, at second hand, it may be, but without change, from the local mass-books of the districts to which the saints belonged. The mass of S. Ouen, except the preface, has found its way into (Footnote continued from previous page) Vitellius E.

Greenwell. 8vo. Durham, 1853. ) Article by him. See Frère's Manuel du Bibl. norm. supra. ) Ancient Laws and Institutes of England, 2 vols. 8vo London, 1840. ) Anglo-Saxon Chronice, 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1861. ] Warren (F. ) The Leofric Missal. 4to. Oxford, 1883. ) Facsimiles of Miniatures and Ornaments in Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts. Fol. London, 1868. ) Concilia Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae. 4 vols. Fol. London, 1737. York manual see Henderson (W. ) supra. 2010 0:15:49] page_xix < previous page page_xix next page > Page xix Introduction.

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