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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume II 1100-1400


Morgan, N and Thomson, RM, The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume II 1100-1400, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 617. ISBN 9780521782180 (2008) [Edited Book]

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This is the first history of the book in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the early fifteenth century. The twenty-six expert contributors to this volume discuss the manuscript book from a variety of angles: as physical object (manufacture, format, writing and decoration); its purpose and readership (books for monasteries, for the Church's liturgy, for elementary and advanced instruction, for courtly entertainment); and as the vehicle for particular types of text (history, sermons, medical treatises, law and administration, music). In all of this, the broader, changing social and cultural context is kept in mind, and so are the various connections with continental Europe

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Thomson, RM (Professor Rodney Thomson)
ID Code:53721
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2008-12-22
Last Modified:2018-06-26
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