The Cistercian reform and the art of the book in twelfth-century France / Diane J. Reilly.

Reilly, Diane J. [Browse]
  • Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
  • ©2018
1 online resource (229 pages, XVI pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles


Summary note
Communal singing and reading of Latin texts formed the core of Christian ritual and occupied hours of the Benedictine monk's day. These monks also illustrated the texts, and the full meaning of these images is often only revealed when analysed in concert with the oral and written word that originally accompanied them. The earliest manuscripts of the Cîteaux, copied and illustrated during a period of intense reform at the monastery, demonstrate the interdependence between art, liturgy, and reform.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Source of description
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 24, 2018).
Language note
In English.
  • Cover; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Love of Learning and the Desire for God; Early Cîteaux; Voice and Memory at Cîteaux; Meditations on the Song of Songs; The Plan of Action; After Early Cîteaux; 1 The Joy of Psalmody; The Night Office; Reconstructing Advent at Cîteaux; The Advent Cursus at the New Monastery; 2 Jerome's Legacy at Twelfth-Century Cîteaux; Cîteaux and Jerome; Stephen as a New Jerome; Jerome in the Liturgy; Picturing Jerome at Cîteaux; Jerome's Letters; 3 The Virgin and the Abbot; And There Shall Come Forth a Rod Out of Jesse
  • The Jesse TreeChrist as Priest; Jesus' Prefigurations; The Virgo Lactans; Bernard of Clairvaux, the Virgin, and the Legacy of Cîteaux's Art and Liturgy; 4 Fruitful Words in the Stephen Harding Bible; Biting, Chewing, and Swallowing: Eating the Word; Were All Twelfth-Century Animals Hungry for Scripture?; The Meaning of Ornament in the Cîteaux Scriptorium; Lips, Tongues, and Ears: Picturing the Spoken Word; Fruitful Words in the Refectory; Herod's Downfall and the Sin of Gluttony; Heresy, Orthodoxy, and Sung Scripture; Conclusion: Beyond Sound; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
  • 9789048537181 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9048537185 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9048551331
  • 9789048551330
  • 10.1515/9789048537181
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