Liturgical Manuscripts


Our Rare Books and Special Collections is home to liturgical manuscripts from the 12th to 18th century. This digital collection contains works from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, with books for both Cathedral and Monastic use.

Many of the books focus on the period from Christmas to Epiphany. Repertorial and decorative evidence in some of the books point to links with the liturgical agenda of Salamanca Cathedral, although provenance for a number of these manuscripts can’t yet be established with certainty.

Two monastic antiphonals and one gradual are identified with religious communities (Servites, Jeronymites, Augustinians) and one of these appears to have been associated with a particular house of nuns (Our Lady of the Snows). The manuscripts include a book of Lamentations of Jeremiah, several Graduals, Antiphonals, Kyriales, Tropers, and a rare Processional.

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