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Early music in Special Collections

Special Collections recently acquired a fine art facsimile of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a 13th century Galician manuscript which contains a large collection of songs and hymns to the Virgin Mary. The original (known to scholars as the T manuscript) is held by the Biblioteca de El Escorial. The surviving Cantigas manuscripts are highly …

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The Feast of Corpus Christi

In the Catholic liturgical calendar, today marks the Feast of Corpus Christi. This religious observance, which celebrates the Eucharist, originated sometime in the 13th century. The Feast of Corpus Christi was the first church rite to be made official through papal decree, by Pope Urban IV in 1264. L. Tom Perry Special Collections owns an …

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New acquisitions: medieval manuscript facsimiles

Facsimiles of three famous illuminated medieval manuscripts have recently been added to Special Collections’ holdings. All three are associated with known artists and all are available for consultation in the reading room or in the classroom! Hours of Henry VIII This Book of Hours (pictured above) was illuminated in Tours, France by artist Jean Poyet …

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