Best Book on Liturgical History?
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I'm looking for a traditional approach to the history of the liturgy outlining its development from Day 1 up until the Tridentine Mass that we know today.  I'm not so interested in the external history surrounding the Mass but more the specific changes to the liturgy/missal and their theological/historical causes.
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#2
Maybe The Holy Mass, by Guéranger OSB.
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#3
I hear Jungmann's first rate!
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#4
The "Mass of the Roman Rite" by Fr Adrian Fortescue is good.  Also, "The Organic Development of the Roman Liturgy" by Alcuin Reid has a bit in it.  Fr Arcdale King has several on the Roman Rite and usages as well as Eastern Rites.  The first and 2nd suggestions are rather easily obtainable and rather short money.

Joe
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#5
Clicked to fast.  I would probably start with Fr Fortescue.  His is chock full of info  and gives a rather thorough treatment.  It is the bang for the buck.  Just my suggestion.

  Joe
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#6
Jungmann is the way to go for the whole picture, and can be supplemented by others. It is very detailed.

http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Roman-Rite-Origins-Development/dp/0870612743/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344467591&sr=1-1
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(08-08-2012, 07:15 PM)Scriptorium Wrote: Jungmann is the way to go for the whole picture, and can be supplemented by others. It is very detailed.

http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Roman-Rite-Origins-Development/dp/0870612743/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344467591&sr=1-1

Though my understanding is that some of Jungmann's history is off, especially in regard to the liturgy of the early Church. Apparently, this is due at least in part to faulty assumptions about certain Patristic writings, so, as you suggest, he should definitely be supplemented by others if one chooses to read him.
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#9
What C Philogist said about some of Jungmann is true, even though it is still a large contribution.  I did not realise that it had been reprinted and was not priced that high.  In one volume, Fortescue is still worthy of consideration.

Joe
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(08-08-2012, 09:35 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote:
(08-08-2012, 07:15 PM)Scriptorium Wrote: Jungmann is the way to go for the whole picture, and can be supplemented by others. It is very detailed.

http://www.amazon.com/Mass-Roman-Rite-Origins-Development/dp/0870612743/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344467591&sr=1-1

Though my understanding is that some of Jungmann's history is off, especially in regard to the liturgy of the early Church.

In what specific ways is his history regarding the early Church's liturgy wrong?
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