Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c.1075-c.1125

Hardcover | September 1, 1981

byTeresa Webber

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This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English centre in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energeticscribal and scholarly activities of a community of intelligent and able men. Teresa Webber traces the interests and activities of the canons of Salisbury Cathedral from the evidence of their books. She reveals to us a lively Anglo-Norman centre of scholarship and religious devotion. Her study combines detailed palaeographic research with a keen understanding of medievalcultural and intellectual life. It is a distinguished contribution to medieval studies.

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This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral, and their scribes, in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English centre in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energetic scribal and scholarly activities of a commun...

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This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English centre in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energeticscribal and scholarly activities of a community...

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This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral, and their scribes, in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English centre in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energetic scribal and scholarly activities of a commun...

Teresa Webber is at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 1981Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019820308X

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List of PlatesConventions and AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Book Production at Salisbury in the Late Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries2. The Content and Composition of the Collection3. Salisbury and the Transmission of Latin Literature4. Intellectual Interests5. The Religious Life6. ConclusionAppendix I. Group I Manuscripts: Texts and ScribesAppendix II. Group II Manuscipts: Texts and ScribesAppendix III. The Scala VirtutumBibliographyIndex

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This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral, and their scribes, in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English centre in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energetic scribal and scholarly activities of a community of intelligent and able men. Teresa Webber traces the interests and activities of the canons of Salisbury Cathedral from the evidence of their books. She reveals to us a lively Anglo-Norman centre of scholarship and religious devotion. This is a scholarly and original study, which combines detailed palaeographic research with an intelligent understanding of medieval cultural and intellectual life. It is a distinguished contribution to medieval studies.

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`Good scholarship on medieval manuscripts is in short supply these days, and this book is to be lauded for its patient and disciplined analysis of scribal hands, its helpful accounts of the wanderings of manuscripts, its delicate reconstruction of Latin textual traditions, and its generallylucid and elegant style of presentation. Ecclesiastical historians and literary scholars alike will greatly profit from it.'Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography 8:2