The Service-Books of the Cathedral of Florence From Local Liturgical Specificity to Civic Identity

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The seventy-six extant service-books of the cathedral of Florence, produced from the twelfth to the early sixteenth centuries, document the development of the liturgical material (texts and music) from local specificity to ever greater concordance with the liturgical uses of the Roman Curia. In their visual decoration, however, they simultaneously display an increasing embodiment of local references and civic tendencies that in the latest examples culminate in illuminations divorced from religious meaning, celebrating the Medicis as the ruling family and adding an exclusively secular and political dimension to these instruments of worship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextxet
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Comparative Literature
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameTextxet: Studies in Comparative Literature
ISSN (Print)0927-5754

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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