Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood Tradition

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University of Toronto Press, 1.1.2005 - 427 sivua

Ritual and the Rood is a study of four of the most important surviving artifacts from Anglo-Saxon England: the elaborate eighth-century stone cross still standing at Ruthwell in Dumfriesshire, Scotland; the related cross-shaft at Bewcastle; the majestic and hypnotizing Dream of the Rood, a poem surviving in a late tenth-century manuscript now in Vercelli, North Italy; and the early eleventh-century metal reliquary cross now preserved in the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule in Brussels, Belgium.

In bringing together these scattered witnesses to the sustained brilliance of Anglo-Saxon artistic achievement across several centuries, Éamonn Ó Carragáin has produced a study of great significance to Anglo-Saxon history. He grounds his work in liturgical practices and demonstrates that even in the far North of (then) Anglo-Saxon England, people were deeply influenced by the latest developments in liturgy taking place in Rome.

Ritual and the Rood is an important contribution to medieval studies and will prove valuable to a wide range of readers, as well as being of particular relevance to those interested in cultural contacts between Germanic and Latin traditions, between England and the Continent, and in the subtle relations that Anglo-Saxon designers established between word and image.

 

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Maps figs 57
1
Fortitudo Dei and the triumph of the sun at the Annunciation of the Lord
2
the Cross as antihero at the Passion an original narrative
15
iii Aims and method of the book 7
15
Duncan Kemble Haigh
21
iii Is the upper stone an afterthought?
27
v Original or secondary? The Ruthwell vinescrolls and their tituli
47
vi Roman or Celtic? The Ruthwell audience and their spirituality
54
vii From breaking bread in the desert to breaking Christs body on the Cross
150
a Afractio panis inspired by the Columban rite of monastic welcome at Iona
153
b An Agnus Dei inspired by the Sergian fractio panis chant from Rome
160
heroism revalued in the Ruthwell verse tituli
164
the Cross presents the body of Christ to his followers 18o i The second runic verse titulus the Cross bows to present the body of Christ
180
ii The triduum sacrum and the ancient Roman Good Friday synaxis
183
the Exaltation of the Cross and Good Friday ad Hierusalem
189
iv The Gelasian Ordo integrates Veneration of the Cross with Communion
195

and at his Passion
79
ii The Council of Hatfield 679 and the courage of Christ
81
iii Christs conception and death on 25 March and the Christian solar cycle
83
iv In Gabriel Mary encounters Fortitudo Dei
84
v The Vatican Mass Adnuntiatio Domini et Passio Eiusdem for 25 March
85
vi The Cross encounters Fortitudo Dei in Christ
93
vii The Ruthwell Annunciation and Visitation panels and the Sergian feasts
95
Christ and John the Baptist Ioé
106
ix VirgoVirga Mary the Tree and the Cross in the Epistles for the Sergian feasts Ioſ x The immediate context of the Ruthwell Annunciation panel
108
xi The first verse titulus and the first half of the Ruthwell iconography
109
the pregnant Church the desert and Jerusalem I2O i Quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti the sacrament of Lent
120
The Man Blind from Birth and Apertio aurium
126
The Woman who was a Sinner and lenten repentance
128
bringing Christ to birth from Annunciation to Visitation
137
v Your youth will be renewed like the eagles from catechumenate to Eucharist I4I a The Archer with the booksatchel
141
the Eagle on the Branch and the Eagle of St John
143
a baptismal scene?
146
lenten food in the desert and going up to Jerusalem
148
v Ordo XXIV separates Veneration of the Cross from the Mass of the Presanctified
197
liturgical inculturation at Rome and at Ruthwell
223
iv Roman inculturation of Eastern innovations b the cult of the Virgin
237
a Christ as
247
vi Roman reactions to Eastern controversies about images b Iconoclasm
257
ix Inculturation and unity from diversity b to follow St Ninian by imitating
263
the function of the Ruthwell vinescrolls and their runic tituli
280
the Crucifixion narrative
308
Christ the hero in The Dream of the Rood
316
iv Adventiis Christi from Incarnation to Ascension
321
the Dreamer as model
327
the processional cross at Brussels as
339
iv Drahmals patrons and the body of Christ
345
the moment of death and of birth
351
ii The Book of Common Prayer eucharistic service for the Annunciation
359
Bibliography
372
Index of Biblical Citations
404
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Eamonn O Carragain is Professor of Old and Middle English at University College Cork.

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