Publication – « Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Cultures and connections », éd. Claire Breay et Joanna Story

Manuscripts that were made and used in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms before the Norman conquest of England are treasure troves of art and text. Many of these books and documents were brought together in the British Library exhibition, ‘Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: art, word, war’. Together, these manuscripts illuminate extensive intellectual connections as well as widespread scribal and artistic networks that developed within the islands of Britain and Ireland, and further afield across much of early medieval Europe. Using new scientific methods, as well as textual criticism, art historical analysis and historical research, the essays in this richly illustrated volume, written by leading scholars, present innovative research that focuses on manuscripts that were copied, decorated or used in the early English kingdoms and their neighbours, across a 500-year period from the advent of Christianity among the English, c.600, to the age of conquest in the eleventh century.

Claire Breay is head of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts at the British Library and curated the Library’s recent ‘Anglo-Saxon kingdoms’ exhibition. Joanna Story is professor of early medieval history, U Leicester.

Table des matières :

Claire Breay and Joanna Story

The original Lindisfarne gospels?
Dáibhì Ó Cróinìn

The Royal-Otho-Corpus / Cambridge-London /Parker-Cotton-Wolsey Gospels
Bernard Meehan

Writing at Wearmouth-Jarrow
Richard Gameson

The European context of manuscript illumination in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, 600-900
Lawrence Nees

Insular manuscripts in Carolingian Francia
Joanna Story

Anglo-Saxon links with Rome and the Franks in the light of the Würzburg book-list
Rosamond McKitterick

The transmission and reception of Alfredian ‘Apocrypha’
David F. Johnson

The lector and lectio in Anglo-Saxon England
Teresa Webber

The ‘Canterbury letter-book’: Alcuin and after
Simon Keynes

The Wolf at work: uncovering Wulfstan’s compositional method
Jonathan Wilcox

On the Italian provenance of the Vercelli Book
Winfried Rudolf

Anglo-Saxon travellers and their books
Francesca Tinti

A Fleury model for singing at Winchester
Susan Rankin

Fragments of some Anglo-Saxon service books in Norway and Sweden
Michael Gullick

Informations pratiques :

Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Cultures and connections, éd. Claire Breay et Joanna Story, Four Court Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-84682-866-9. May 2021. 256pp. Colour Ills. Large Format. Prix : 65 euros.

Source : Four Court Press

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