|Publisher:||Oxford Univ Pr|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2011|
|Number of Pages:||820|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.75 x 8.5 x 1.25|
|Note on the Texts|
|Note on Music|
|THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 1549|
|THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 1559|
|THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 1662|
|The Black Rubric, 1552|
|Additional Orders of Service, Articles, and Tables 1662-85|
|Index of Services and Orders|
'In the midst of life we are in death.'
The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day.
This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people's homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times.
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