by. Christine Mohrmann

 A great little book that gives a short but detailed explanation of Liturgical Latin in three chapters. Chapter One- Sacred and Hieratic Languages, Two- Early Christian Latin and the Origin of Liturgical Latin, Three- General Characteristics of Liturgical Latin. Written in an easy to read format so you don't have to be a historian or scholar to understand what is contained therein. A nice companion to a grammatical Latin course which rarely give any background to the development of the language.

Liturgical Latin, Its Origins and Character