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Ritus et Artes

Traditions and Transformations

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ISSN 2030-3130

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by an external specialist (i.c. appointed by the Board)

Accepted Language(s):
German, English, French

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


Ritus et Artes is an interdisciplinary series which presents innovative research on religious and cultural practices of the European Middle Ages and their post-medieval manifestations. Elements of medieval religious rituals, embedded in various traditions, have passed through into Western cultural heritage, memory, and sensibilities, informing thereby the development of the arts in the West. The series is particularly concerned with literary, musical, artistic, and architectural aspects of liturgical and ritual practices in the Middle Ages as well as the survival, revival, and resignification of these practices in the arts and related areas up to the present time, offering theological, aesthetical, philosophical, and general historical perspectives on their reception. 


    Editorial Board
    Nicolas Bell, Trinity College, Cambridge
    Mette B. Bruun, University of Copenhagen
    Eyolf Østrem, University of Copenhagen
    Richard Utz, Georgia Institute of Technology


    Main language accepted: English
    Occasional languages: French, German

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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Readers and Hearers of the Word

The Cantillation of Scripture in the Middle Ages Joseph Dyer
ISBN 978-2-503-59287-9 RITUS 10 | 2022 € 85,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-59288-6 € 85,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Ritual and Art across the Danish Reformation

Changing Interiors of Village Churches, 1450-1600 Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen
ISBN 978-2-503-54295-9 RITUS 6 | 2018 € 140,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-55873-8 € 140,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

The Idea of the Gothic Cathedral

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Meanings of the Medieval Edifice in the Modern Period Stephanie Glaser (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-56813-3 RITUS 9 | 2018 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-56814-0 € 110,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Music, Liturgy, and the Veneration of Saints of the Medieval Irish Church in a European Context

Ann Buckley (ed)
ISBN 978-2-503-53470-1 RITUS 8 | 2017 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-54020-7 € 110,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Rituals, Performatives, and Political Order in Northern Europe, c. 650–1350

Wojtek Jezierski, Lars Hermanson, Hans Jacob Orning, Thomas Småberg (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-55472-3 RITUS 7 | 2015 € 110,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-55509-6 € 110,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)


Historical Essays on Continuity and Change Nils Holger Petersen, Eyolf Østrem, Andreas Bücker (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-53493-0 RITUS 5 | 2011 € 40,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-53961-4 € 40,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Negotiating Heritage

Memories of the Middle Ages Mette B. Bruun, Stephanie Glaser (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-52794-9 RITUS 4 | 2009 € 55,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-53835-8 € 55,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

Medieval Ritual and Early Modern Music

The Devotional Practice of Lauda Singing in Late-Renaissance Italy Eyolf Østrem, Nils Holger Petersen
ISBN 978-2-503-52066-7 RITUS 1 | 2008 € 55,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-55871-4 € 55,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)


Medieval Rituals, the Arts, and the Concept of Creation Sven Rune Havsteen, Nils Holger Petersen, Heinrich W. Schwab, Eyolf Østrem (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-52295-1 RITUS 2 | 2007 € 35,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-53833-4 € 35,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)

The Medieval Cathedral of Trondheim

Architectural and Ritual Constructions in their European Context Margrete Syrstad Andås, Øystein Ekroll, Andreas Haug, Nils Holger Petersen (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-52301-9 RITUS 3 | 2007 € 70,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback) ISBN 978-2-503-53834-1 € 70,00 EXCL. VAT   (E-book)