IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1610: Texts and Identities, X: Practical Issues in the Carolingian Liturgical Reform

Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Maximilian Diesenberger, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Julian Hendrix, King's College, University of Cambridge
Gerda Heydemann, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1610-aConceptions of 'Liturgical Reform' in the Carolingian Era: How Does the Chant Fit in?
(Language: English)
Daniel J. DiCenso, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1610-bSt Amand and Dissemination of Liturgy: A Scriptorium-Orientated Approach to the Question of Liturgical Change
(Language: English)
Julian Hendrix, King's College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1610-cCarolingian Priests, the Liturgy, and the Limits of Correction
(Language: English)
Carine van Rhijn, Instituut Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Abstract

For the Carolingians, the proper performance of the liturgy was believed to be critical to the prosperity of the kingdom. The court took various steps to insure the correct performance of the liturgy, including importing liturgical books from outside the Frankish kingdoms to commissioning the creation of new books. While much discussion has occurred concerning the goal of this liturgical programme and the extent to which this goal was achieved, this session shall consider various aspects of the implementation of liturgical change and the practical issues such change raises.