Books and Libraries in Early England (Variorum Collected Studies CS558)

Books and Libraries in Early England (Variorum Collected Studies CS558)

By: Helmut Gneuss (author)Hardback

More than 4 weeks availability


The essays in this second volume from Helmut Gneuss are devoted to the study of books, their readers, and libraries in medieval England, especially in the Anglo-Saxon period. The selection opens with a survey of the history of the medieval English library, followed by detailed studies of Anglo-Saxon book production. These also examine its relation in the 9th century to King Alfred's plan for educational reform, and to the intellectual history of the 10th century. Two articles deal with liturgical books, and include the standard classified list of liturgical manuscripts. To end, there is an analysis of the earliest modern catalogue of books with Old English texts, that by George Hickes, and an investigation of the history of the Latin hymnal in Britain.

Create a review

About Author

Helmut Gneuss, Emeritus, University of Munich, Germany


Contents: Foreword; Englands Bibliotheken im Mittelalter und ihr Untergang; Anglo-Saxon libraries from the conversion to the Benedictine Reform; King Alfred and the history of Anglo-Saxon libraries; BA cher und Leser in England im zehnten Jahrhundert; Liturgical books in Anglo-Saxon England and their Old English terminology; Linguistic borrowing and Old English lexicography: Old English terms for the books of the liturgy; Zur Geschichte des Ms. Vespasian A. I.; Dunstan und Hrabanus Maurus: Zur Hs. Bodleian Auctarium F.4.32; Die Handschrift Cotton Otho A. XII; Der Alteste Katalog der angelsAchsischen Handschriften und seine Nachfolger; Latin hymns in medieval England: future research; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780860786023
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780860786023
  • weight: 569
  • ISBN10: 0860786021

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly