The Role of the Altar in Medieval Liturgical Representation: Holy Week and Easter in the Regularis Concordia

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The article discusses the role of the altar in some representational Passion and Resurrection enactments prescribed – and described – in the English monastic agreement, Regularis Concordia, the outcome of the Winchester synod in the early to mid 970s, and a major source to the English monastic reform movement of the tenth century as well as to the beginning of what in modern times often has been called ‘dramatic liturgy’. The role of the altar in these ceremonies corroborates, emphasizes and to some extent supplements and narratively plays out main elements of traditional altar symbolism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage and Altar 800-1300 : Papers from an International Conference in Copenhagen 24 October - 27 October 2007
EditorsPoul Grinder-Hansen
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationOdense
PublisherSyddansk Universitetsforlag
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978 87 7602 143 6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
SeriesPublications of the National Museum. Studies in Archaeology & History

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