Yale Conference on Medieval Rites This Weekend

Posted April 20, 2017 9:46 pm by Gregory DiPippo

Yale Conference on Medieval Rites This Weekend

This weekend, the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University will host a conference which promises to be very interesting, entitled “Medieval Rites: Reading the Writing.” The subject is the actual use of liturgical manuscripts within rituals, apart from what the mere text says. As described on theirwebsite, “When we study these centuries-old documents, it is easy to assume that each text is a straightforward prescription of what was said and done. But liturgical books and texts have served many purposes; those who used them had many reasons. A ritual is, after all, an action or performance—the textual dimension is only one

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