"Reilly's exemplary interdisciplinary work demonstrates how monastic artists and liturgists made tangible links between what they heard, painted, and read, and it shows how these connections shaped the religious experience of early Cistercian monks."
- Martha G. Newman, The University of Texas at Austin, Speculum
, 96/1, January 2021
"This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the spiritual project that animated the early life of Cîteaux, founded in 1098."
- Monica Brînzei, sehepunkte.de
, May 2019. Read the full review online
"This volume contributes to our understanding of the liturgical and mental world of the early Cistercian monks and to the oral and aural community associated with early Cîteaux... It is a welcome contribution."
- Constance Hoffman Berman, Mediaevistik
"Diane J. Reilly’s study provides a productive interpretation of familiar material, not by applying new methodologies but rather by insisting on the importance of the liturgy as the context for and within which these manuscripts were made."
- Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Medium Ævum
, Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 2, 2019