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The lost Missal of Alcuin and the Carolingian sacramentaries of Tours

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Westwell, Arthur
Date of publication of this fulltext: 26 Jul 2022 10:02

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Letters of Alcuin of York attest that he composed a liturgical book he called a ‘missal’ while he was abbot of St Martin's basilica in Tours. No manuscripts of this missal survive. It has to be recovered from much later sacramentaries copied in Tours, which have been subject to significant subsequent reworking. This article makes a new attempt to draw out the contents of the missal from these ...


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