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Studies and Texts (ST 228)
F. Heinzer
Gold in the Sanctuary
Reassessing Notker of St Gall’s Liber Ymnorum

approx. 328 p., 16 colour ill., 152 x 229 mm
ISBN: 978-0-88844-228-4
Languages: English
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The ninth-century monk and poet Notker of St Gall played a seminal role in the history of the sequence, a distinctly medieval poetic genre of liturgical chant, through his Liber Ymnorum. Notker harkens back beyond the classical Latin and Greek tradition, drawing on Hebrew models; his texts combine theological complexity with poetic invention of extraordinary reach. Despite the opposition his innovations provoked in traditionalist circles, Notker’s sequences were widely adopted. Promotion by the monastery of St Gall and posthumous idealization of the poet ensured the Liber Ymnorum would become a prototypical model for a wide array of imitations in the genre until the late sixteenth century.

Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian devotion & forms of religious expression
Liturgy, sacraments & worship
Devotional literature (general)
Christian Church : religious orders
Christian Theology & Theologians
Early Medieval (c. 650-1200)
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Comparative & cultural studies through literature
Medieval literature (general comparative)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin literature
Medieval Latin literature
Specific genres
Latin Poetry - Medieval
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : main subdisciplines
Religious history

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