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Schott, Anselm
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(Sep 5, 1843, Staufeneck, near Saalach, Württemberg – Apr 23, 1896, Marria Laach), Benedictine from the archabbey of Beuron. His name is associated with a widely used prayer book, reprinted many times since its initial publication in 1884, which presented the most important Catholic liturgical book, the Missal, in German, “adapted for lay use,” to be read alongside the Latin liturgy. Thanks to its publisher, the title Schott received trademark protection in 1928, creating a kind of monopoly as a prayer book for the mass. It aroused a greater understanding and knowle…

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Häußling, Angelus A., “Schott, Anselm”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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