Imprint as Image: The Editions of the Mozarabic Rite in Early Modern Europe - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Imprint as Image: The Editions of the Mozarabic Rite in Early Modern Europe

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Imprint as Image: The Editions of the Mozarabic Rite in Early Modern Europe

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Frontispiece (Detail), Missale mixtum secundum regulam beati Isidori, dictum mozarabes (Toledo: Petrus Hagenbach,1500)

  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Research Forum Seminar Room, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 9EW

Speaker

  • Professor Susan Boynton - Columbia University

Organised by

  • Dr Tom Nickson - Courtauld Institute of Art

At the beginning of the sixteenth century the Archbishop of Toledo, Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, established a chapel in his cathedral for the celebration of the Mozarabic rite, a Latin liturgy that had nearly died out. Largely through the editions Cisneros commissioned of the Mozarabic Missal (1500) and Breviary (1502), a renewed version of the ancient liturgy, enduringly associated with his persona and with the chapel in Toledo Cathedral, came to be known throughout Europe. Copies of the printed rite were rare and valuable; they entered the collections of diplomats, aristocrats, and scholars (including erudite Benedictines and a nonconformist Protestant theologian) and generated commentary that in turn shaped perceptions of the medieval Mozarabs and their liturgy. The reception of the Mozarabic rite through these books contributed to the image of Christian Spain that emerged both inside and outside the Iberian peninsula during the early modern period.

 

Image copyright information: Blois, Bibliothèque municipale, I 40

Credit: Bibliothèque municipale Blois

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