Summary Catalogue of the Additional Medieval Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired before 1940

Summary Catalogue of the Additional Medieval Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired before 1940

Jayne Ringrose

Hardback
$165.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

This volume provides a summary description of over three hundred western medieval manuscripts (excluding Greek) acquired by Cambridge University Library since the publication of the mid-nineteenth century printed catalogue; for the most part, no published descriptions have hitherto existed. Concentrating on contents and provenance, the catalogue covers manuscripts from a sixth-century fragment of Augustine to a translation by Erasmus of a work by Plutarch, and in Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Welsh. The descriptions are complemented with an introductory survey of the collection and its history.

Details

December 2009
376 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843834878
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC DSBB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
List of Manuscripts in the Catalogue
Catalogue

Reviews

Jayne Ringrose performed an immense scholarly service in publicizing the 300-odd books covered here. ... A very impressive volume. MEDIUM AEVUM

In particular, the provenance and history of the manuscripts are treated very fully and provide fascinating information. (...) Rarely has a catalogue been such a good read in itself, as well as scrupulously detailed and scholarly. JOURNAL OF THE EARLY BOOK SOCIETY

Makes a fascinating and little-known cross-section of medieval book readily available. (It) should be required reading for anyone interested in medieval, renaissance and even early modern studies. AMARC NEWSLETTER