The Rationale Divinorum Officiorum of William Durand of Mende: A New Translation of the Prologue and Book One
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The "Rationale Divinorum Officiorum" is arguably the most important medieval treatise on the symbolism of church architecture and rituals of worship. Written by the French bishop William Durand of Mende (1230-1296), the treatise is ranked with the Bible as one of the most frequently copied and disseminated texts in all of medieval Christianity. It served as an encyclopedic...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published November 28th 2007 by Columbia University Press (first published November 2nd 2007)
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On the Clergy and Their Vestments: A New Translation of Books 2-3 of the Rationale divinorum officiorum Guillelmus Durantus. Rationale Divinorum Officiorum I-IV Guillelmus Durantus. Rationale Divinorum Officiorum VII-VIII. Praefatio. Indices

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