Originally Posted by salvete
My son is doing a paper on the Mass in the Middle Ages. Can anyone recommend a some good, sound books? Thanks for you help!
I have a degree in history....while there are some good online sources, a lot of them have sources behind them and are just someone's ideas. I do not recommend it, I use it cautiously as a starting place, basically if they do not quote or cite trustworthy references, they probably are not trustworthy.
That being said---the place I would start would actually be the website of Regia Anglorum--a very accurate historical re-enactment group, these guys are serious and publish good papers based on research. http://www.regia.org/contact.htm
There's a "contact us" and I am sure they would be happy to help. There is also a brief section on their website about the church and other basics of medieval life---it is strictly England though, not the rest of Europe.
In order to suggest books---there are many! Art, architecture, theology, music.....is the paper just on the Mass itself? There are plenty of documents written regarding the Mass and liturgy, not all in English though, some not published.
Exhibit at Boston College, information along with the art:
Catholic online encyclopedia: