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  • Record Number: 8319
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Noell , Brian.
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  • Title: Marian Lyric in the Cistercian Monastery During the High Middle Ages ["This paper will place lyric poetry dedicated to the Virgin within the Cistercian context. I shall attempt to show that Marian verse, the sequence in particular, was well suited to the devotional needs of the monks of the twelfth- and early thirteenth-century Cistercian houses. Furthermore, I will demonstrate that it conformed well to a monastic environment which focused on the religious value of interactions of the monks with written texts. Finally, I shall illustrate how poetry provided an expanded vocabulary for the expression of the ever growing devotion in the order to Our Lady. The paper will conclude with an analysis of a collection of verse from the early thirteenth century composed by an anonymouse monk of Saint Mary of Noah (La Noë), a Cistercian house in northern France." (Pages 39-40)].
  • Source: Comitatus 30, ( 1999): Pages 37 - 61.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Cistercian Order Latin Literature Literature- Verse Liturgy- Sequences Mary, Virgin, Saint- Cult Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Monks Rhetoric
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00696412
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