Chapter 12 The Liturgical Manuscripts of the English Dominicans, ca.1250–ca.1530

In: A Companion to the English Dominican Province  
Nigel J. Morgan
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Approximately twenty liturgical texts of the English Dominicans have survived the destruction of their books at the Reformation. These include breviaries, lectionaries, collectars, Dominican calendars, books of hours, and psalters. In the case of the latter two texts, some are for members of the laity instructed by Dominican confessors, whereas some may have been made for the Dominican nuns of Dartford. There is also the important Martyrology of the Dominicans of Guildford. In date these books are evenly spread over the period from c. 1250 to c. 1525 which provide good evidence for changes in the liturgy of the order from the time of their arrival in England up to the Reformation.

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