Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral, C. 1075- C. 1125 (Oxford Historical Monographs Series) / Edition 1

Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral, C. 1075- C. 1125 (Oxford Historical Monographs Series) / Edition 1

by Teresa Webber
     
 

This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes and readers in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection of manuscripts to have survived from any English center in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energetic scribal and scholarly activities of a community

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Overview

This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes and readers in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection of manuscripts to have survived from any English center in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energetic scribal and scholarly activities of a community of intelligent and able men. Webber traces the interests and activities of the canons of Salisbury Cathedral from the evidence of their books. She reveals to us a lively Anglo-Norman center of scholarship and religious devotion. Scholarly and original, this study combines detailed palaeographic research with an intelligent understanding of medieval cultural and intellectual life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198203087
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.82(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Conventions and Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Book Production at Salisbury in the Late Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries
2. The Content and Composition of the Collection
3. Salisbury and the Transmission of Latin Literature
4. Intellectual Interests
5. The Religious Life
6. Conclusion
Appendix I. Group I Manuscripts: Texts and Scribes
Appendix II. Group II Manuscripts: Texts and Scribes
Appendix III. The Scala Virtutum
Bibliography
Index

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