Psalm-Singing at Home: The Case of Estienne Mathieu, a Burgundian Protestant
The Biblical psalms have been central to western worship since the Middle Ages, when monks focused their devotions on the psalter and the later medieval laity incorporated them into their Books of Hours.¹ Roger Wieck points out that ‘the great armature for most prayers in the Book of Hours is Psalms. A total of thirty-seven Psalms form the Hours of the Virgin; these did not change. Nor did the seven of the Penitential Psalms or the twenty-two in the Office of the Dead’.² Virginia Reinburg adds that while Books of Hours were ‘largely liturgical’ (that is, drawn from monastic liturgical...
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English Language and Literature
Ashley, Kathleen. “Psalm-Singing at Home: The Case of Etienne Mathieu, a Burgundian Protestant.” Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, edited by Marco Faini and Alessia Meneghin, vol. 59, Brill, LEIDEN; BOSTON, 2019, pp. 71–81.