Adrian Fortescue and his works

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Adrian Fortescue, a direct descendant of the Blessed Adrian Fortescue (d. 1539, a Knight of Malta, by the way), was born on 14 January 1874 in Hampstead, London, into a Midland county family of ancient lineage and high position.His father was Rev. Edward Fortescue, a renowned High Church Anglican clergyman who was “highly regarded as a preacher and retreat master” and an active participant in the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement. His mother, Gertrude Martha Robins, was the daughter of Rev. Sanderson Robins, another Anglican clergyman, and Caroline Gertrude Foster-Barham, the scion of the Foster-Barham family of Jamaican plantantion owners and granddaughter of the 8th Earl of Thanet.

The best-known of Fortescue’s publications during his lifetime was Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described, which he actually wrote not out of academic interest but to raise funds for construction on his church. He also contributed many articles to the Catholic Encyclopedia (1907–1913), and it is in this context that his work has the most public familiarity today.

Works and links.

The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described (new impresion of the second edition,1920)

The Mass, a study of the Roman Liturgy (second edition)
1912, link below:
1914, link below:

The Orthodox Eastern Church (1908, second edition)

The Lesser Eastern Churches (1913)

The Greek Fathers (1908)

Donatism (1917)

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Edmund Bishop and his works.

“Edmund Bishop (Totnes, 17 May 1846 – Barnstaple, 17 February 1917) was an English Roman Catholic historian of the Christian liturgy. He collaborated with Francis Aidan Gasquet, OSB, in the writing of two notable works in this field.”
“Edmund Bishop was born at Totnes on May 17, 1846. His early schooling was received at Ashburton and Exeter. Afeterwards he was sent to a Catholic school in Belgium. On his return, still but a boy, he began life as a kind of literary secretary to Thomas Carlyle. In 1864 Edmund Bishop entered the Education Deparment of the Privy Council Office, where he was received in to the Catholic Church (the guy was an Anglican before). During his time in the Education Office he laid the foundations of
his wide and varied learning. The easy office hours, after he had risen rapidly to a high place in his department, together with the vacations, left sufficient leisure for study, and this was turned to the fullest account. He bought books, copied documents at the British Museum and Record Office, read assiduosly and with amazing rapidity, and, gifted with a phenomenal memory, never forgot what he read. It was during this period that he transcribed, analyzed, and annotated the great “Collectio Britannica,” with copies of 300 papal letters dating from the fifth to the eleventh century. Failing the means of publishing the collection in England, he handed over the whole to the Monumenta Germaniae.
I’m still looking for those letters. The Monumenta Germaniae Historica is available on this link.
This is the result of the query “Edmund Bishop”.

His works.
On the many works he published, let’s pay attention to these two in particular:
1) The Genius of the Roman Rite, 1899.
2) Liturgica Historica, 1917.
A little commentary about the Genius of the Roman Rite and Liturgica Historica:
“Se trata de una sencilla descripción de la sobriedad y simplicidad del genio propio del Rito romano. A través de varios ejemplos, expone el contraste entre los elementos puramente romanos y los elementos galicanos incorporados posteriormente al Rito romano. De este modo muestra las condiciones que determinaron el desarrollo de la misa occidental en el periodo crítico comprendido entre los siglos VII y IX, momento en el que se fusionan los dos grandes modelos litúrgicos: el romano y el hispano-galicano. Trata de mostrar que el oscurantismo que algunos atribuyen al Rito romano no formaba parte de su original esencia.”

“This is a simple description of sobriety and simplicity of the peculiar genius of the Roman Rite. Through several examples, he exposes the contrast between purely Roman elements and Gallican elements subsequently incorporated into the Roman Rite. This shows the conditions that shaped the development of Western Mass in the critical period between the seventh and ninth centuries, when the two great liturgical models merge: the Hispano-Roman and Gallican. It tries to show that obscurity that
some attribute to the Roman Rite was not part of its original essence.”

Le Génie du Rit Romain / The genius of the Roman Rite (French version, 1921)

Liturgica Historica: Papers on the liturgy and religious life of the Western Church (English version, 1918).

There are other works available on line, here there are the links.
The Bosworth psalter
Edward VI and the Book of common prayer

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