Case Studies II: Textual Witnesses to Insular-Continental Networks

Ann Buckley, Lisa Colton

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Scholarship of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century – not least that cultivated by members of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society and other scholarly groups – regularly sought to define the means through which liturgy moved between Continental Europe and Britain and Ireland. In the later twentieth century, a concept of cross-cultural exchange became more prominent: this model emphasised how people shared knowledge and ideas as they travelled between different religious centres. As the first set of case studies has shown, the presence of Sarum and York liturgy across the greater part of Britain and Ireland offered a certain consistency, but the reality was certainly much more subtle and complex, with no two textual witnesses supporting a picture of uniformity even between institutions connected by geography or other factors. Instead, the picture that emerges is more of a patchwork of regions and networks, within which there might be a striking diversity of related customs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusic and Liturgy in Medieval Britain and Ireland
EditorsAnn Buckley, Lisa Colton
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781108694988
ISBN (Print)9781108493222
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


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