Library of the Written Word - The Manuscript World

Edited by Richard Gameson, Durham University

Edited by Richard Gameson

Twelve expert contributions examine the text, art, and Old English gloss of this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxon book culture in relation to its archaeological, historical, cultural, and art-historical contexts, Insular and Continental.
Series: 
Volume: 
57
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004337831
Expected: 
July 2017
€150,00
$173.00

Kathryn M. Rudy

Rubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts considers how indulgences (the remission of time in Purgatory) were used to market certain images and how images helped to spread indulgences in the decades before the Protestant Reformation.
Series: 
Volume: 
55
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004326958
E-ISBN: 
9789004326965
Publication date: 
December 2016
€150,00
$180.00

A. J. Ford

Marvel and Artefact examines the manuscripts of Wonders of the East (London, BL, Cotton Vitellius A. xv; London, BL, Cotton Tiberius B. v; and Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 614); codex, text and image are studied together as a single artefact.     
Series: 
Volume: 
45
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004301382
E-ISBN: 
9789004301399
Publication date: 
December 2015
€109,00
$141.00

Berthold Kress

This is the first monograph on the painter Paul Lautensack (1477/78-1558) who explained his revelations on God’s nature with hundreds of highly sophisticated diagrams that allow us a rare glimpse into the visual world of a Reformation period urban craftsman.
Series: 
Volume: 
34
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004260696
E-ISBN: 
9789004262379
Publication date: 
May 2014
€215,00
$258.00

Domenic Leo

The "Vows of the Peacock" was composed in 1312 in France. One of the extant manuscripts stands out for its beautiful miniatures and scurrilous marginalia (PML, MS G24). It includes a catalogue and concordance of all Peacock manuscripts.
Series: 
Volume: 
28
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004250031
E-ISBN: 
9789004250833
Publication date: 
August 2013
€141,00
$174.00

Edited by Eyal Poleg & Laura Light

Drawing on expertise in art history, liturgy, exegesis, preaching and manuscript studies, this volume is the first cohesive study of the layout, evolution and use of the Late Medieval Bible, one of the bestsellers of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Series: 
Volume: 
27
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004248885
E-ISBN: 
9789004248892
Publication date: 
May 2013
€133,00
$168.00

Edited by Graziano Krätli & Ghislaine Lydon

Concerned with the history of scholarly production, book markets and trans-Saharan exchanges in Muslim African (primarily western and northern Africa), as well as the creation of manuscript libraries, this book consists of a collection of twelve essays that examine these issues from an...
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004187429
E-ISBN: 
9789004193611
Publication date: 
December 2010
€118,00
$143.00

Jill Bradley

Using medieval miniatures to complement written sources, this book gives a new insight into how ideas of death, sin and salvation altered and developed in order to meet the needs of a changing society in the Middle Ages.
Series: 
Volume: 
4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004169104
E-ISBN: 
9789047443650
Publication date: 
June 2008
€193,00
$234.00

Edited by Mostafa El-Abbadi and Omnia Fathallah. With a Preface by Ismail Serageldin

This book aims at presenting a new discussion of primary sources by renowned scholars of the long disputed question of What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria? The treatment includes a brilliant presentation of cultural Alexandrian life in late antiquity.
Series: 
Volume: 
3
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004165458
E-ISBN: 
9789047433026
Publication date: 
February 2008
€127,00
$153.00