Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Divine Office in the Latin Middle AgesMethodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rebecca A. Baltzer and Margot E. Fassler

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195124538

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 January 2021

The Antiphoner of Compiègne

The Antiphoner of Compiègne

Paris, BNF lat. 17436

(p.147) 6 The Antiphoner of Compiègne
The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages

Ritva Jacobsson

Oxford University Press

The antiphoner of Compiègne (F-Pn MS lat. 17436), sometimes called the antiphoner of Charles the Bald, is the oldest existing Latin Office book, perhaps copied around 870. Although lavish, it is full of textual errors and was neither prepared for musical notation nor later supplied with neumes and reveals that is a kind of anthology copied from many different sources. This study of the Office for the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle compares two different works both found in the Antiphoner, showing the complexities of the source materials available at the time and the great accomplishments of those individuals who created new liturgical materials for the Office from the Bible and many other sources, always with a sophisticated understanding of their contexts.

Keywords:   liturgical books, antiphoners, Charles the Bald, Office, Andrew the Apostle, manuscripts and prints, Office books, St. Andrew, responsories, antiphons

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .