Missalia Project expanding (Aquitaine and Occitania)

January 25, 2023

We have completed our mission in France. Through the stages of the Franco-German transitional areas of Lorraine and the Netherlands, the southeastern regions of Burgundy, the northeastern regions of Upper France and Champagne, and the northwestern regions of Normandy and Brittany, we came to the South-West.

It comprised the large ecclesiastical provinces of Bordeaux and Bourges with those of Auch, Narbonne, and Arles, covering approximately the historical provinces of Poitou, Berry, Bourbonnais, Aunis, Saintonge, Angoumois, Marche, Limousin, Auvergne, Guyenne or Périgord, Gascogne, Béarn, Foix, Languedoc, and Roussillon. This part of France is not so exhaustively covered by the evidence of printed missals as the North, but most of the dioceses published at least one edition. Unfortunately, some of them are accessible only with difficulty, so we are still waiting to acquire those of Béziers and Elne. At present, the uploaded sample of Usuarium lists the full contents of the missals of Agen, Angoulême, Arles, Auch, Bayonne, Bazas, Bordeaux, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Flour, Elne (only selected edition), Le-Puy-en-Velay, Limoges, Mende, Narbonne, Nîmes, Poitiers, Rodez (Roman Missal with local additions), Saintes, Toulouse, and Uzès. The final stage of our work will be the Iberian Peninsula.

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