Hymnal

A book, also called a hymnary, containing metrical hymns sung in the Divine Office and arranged according to the liturgical year. The hymnal could be included in a Psalter or Antiphonal as a separate section. Its contents were eventually incorporated into the Breviary.


Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).