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Part II: The Middle Ages

III. The Roman Breviary from the End of the Fourteenth Century to the Middle of the Sixteenth

The Roman Breviary: Its Sources and History

Before bringing to a conclusion the history of the Roman Breviary during this second period, we must briefly examine the effect of the schism of the West on the liturgy, and the attempts at reform which preceded the Council of Trent.