Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Vol. 2 (The by Nigel J. Morgan

By Nigel J. Morgan

This can be the 1st heritage of the publication in Britain from the Norman Conquest till the early 15th century. The twenty-six specialist members to this quantity speak about the manuscript booklet from a number of angles: as actual item (manufacture, structure, writing and decoration); its function and readership (books for monasteries, for the Church's liturgy, for uncomplicated and complex guideline, for courtly entertainment); and because the motor vehicle for specific sorts of textual content (history, sermons, clinical treatises, legislations and management, music). In all of this, the wider, altering social and cultural context is stored in brain, and so are a few of the connections with continental Europe. the amount features a complete bibliography and eighty black and white plates.

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12 From about the same time, and in a class of his own, is the anonymous monk of Worcester known, from his pathologically induced handwriting, as the ‘Tremulous Hand’. He glossed most of the surviving local 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 William of Malmesbury: Gesta pontificum, p. ’ On Anglo-Norman French, see Short 1992; Legge 1949, 1950, 1980; Dean and Boulton 1999. The point was already made by Chambers 1932, pp. lxxxi–c. Ker 1990, Blockley 1994. See also the brief but useful remarks in Gameson 1999a, p. 25.

For references to this debate see Steveler and Tachau 1995, p. 34, n. 87. Christianson 1990, p. 23. Such production as there was must have been predominantly for the service books required by the churches. See below, ch. 12, pp. 304–6, 316. See ch. 8, pp. 172–3. 60 Rogers 1982 documents this market. 17 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The roles of books of all commercially made books in circulation in England had been imported from abroad. Let us now take stock of where we stand.

38 Henry, Lord Percy (d. 39 Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of Devon (d. 40 Marie de Seint Pol, long-widowed Countess of Pembroke (d. 1377), was foundress of Pembroke College, Cambridge. She had four devotional books, all of which she bequeathed outside the family. There were a Breviary which had come from the Franciscan nunnery of Saint-Marcel, Paris, and a Diurnal from which she herself used to recite the hours. 41 35 37 39 41 See below, ch. 307–8. 36 Cavanaugh 1980, pp. 595–6. Cavanaugh 1980, pp. 61–2.

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