The Centuries of Silence

Judith Dietz

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ISBN: 9781554577644

The Centuries of Silence

The Discovey of the Salzinnes Antiphonal

  Author:   Judith Dietz    
  Publisher:  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Centuries of Silence: The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal showcases an exceptional cultural artifact made in 1554-55 for Dame Julienne de Glymes, prioress of the Cistercian Abbey of Salzinnes near Namur (Belgium). Since its discovery in 1998 in the collection of the Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, years of research and analysis have allowed its identification and conservation, culminating in its first public display.

The Salzinnes Antiphonal is unique among illuminated antiphonal manuscripts for its multiple images of named nuns, enlivening a musical record of monastic communal devotion by visually commemorating the de Glymes family’s patronage and leadership of that female-religious house.

The liturgical text, plainchant music and rare full-page illuminations make for a rich document of a time, the Renaissance; a place, Wallonia; and a community of cloistered women, the Cistercian nuns of Salzinnes, who come alive in this manuscript two centuries after the venerable abbey’s demise.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781554577644
Item MC0218
PublisherArt Gallery of Nova Scotia
PublisherArt Gallery of Nova Scotia
Published on December 17 2017
Language eng
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions11.25(in) x 9.75(in)
Shipping weight300(g)