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Ancient and Medieval Hymns

Edited by J. R. Watson

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780198269731
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269730.003.0002
Ancient and Medieval Hymns

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Contains 31 hymns, from Keble's translation from the Greek, ‘Hail, gladdening light’, to the Reformation, through the great age of Latin hymnody and into the monastic period, and including two Celtic hymns. It includes some of the great translations by John Mason Neale, such as ‘Jerusalem the golden’, and the great Irish hymn, ‘St Patrick's Breastplate’.

Keywords: Celtic hymns; Greek hymns; Latin hymns; monastic hymns; translation

Chapter.  18492 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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