This volume traces the history of liturgy from its origins in the second century to the present-day Church. Written by one of the foremost liturgical scholars, Father Keith Pecklers, this exceptional book is a geography of Christianity, analyzed period by period. It is an anthropological history of the Church that involves relationships with architecture, art, literature, culture, pastoral and ecclesiastical government—as well as with its connections with the civil power and the organization of society. Liturgy: The Illustrated History is a bridge among various disciplines, and its illustrative documentation ranges from architecture to music, from politics to linguistic cartographies, and from ecclesiastic to monastic history. It features a colorful design and a vast array of extraordinary illustrations and maps in full color. This volume is sure to appeal to lovers of history as well as liturgy professionals.