The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral (Hardback)Richard Gameson (author)
Hardback Published: 01/02/2008
- Not available
Canterbury preserves a significant collection of medieval manuscripts. All its pre-13th-century books are catalogued and discussed for the first time and each is illustrated in colour. Highlights range from the oldest copies of the Alfredian translation of Gregory the Great's "Dialogues", Lanfranc's "Gloss on the Epistles" and an extraordinarily grand copy of Peter Comestor's "Historia" scholastica. Clear descriptions are complemented by broad-ranging analyses that explain the significance of these works in general and of the Canterbury copies in particular. A substantial Introduction traces the history of book-production in Kent up to c.1200, the development and use of its collections in the later Middle Ages, and the fate of its books at the Reformation.
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 x 41 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at