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Works: 8,335 works in 11,689 publications in 5 languages and 129,937 library holdings
Genres: History  Romances  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Manuscripts  Sources  Maps  Comparative studies 
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Classifications: PR1203, 821.1
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The complete works of the Gawain-poet. In a modern English version with a critical introd. by John Gardner by John Gardner( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Includes an appraisal of the poet: his dramatic sense, vision of reality, expression of the conventions and tradition, and an interpretation of the individual pieces
The poems of the Pearl manuscript : Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Malcolm Andrew( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
"This fourth edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been newly revised and updated taking account of some of the more important textual and interpretive notes and articles published on the poems since the publication of the third edition in 1996. The bibliography has also been revised and updated."--Jacket
Der Text des koptischen Psalters aus al-Mudil ein Beitrag zur Textgeschichte der Septuaginta und zur Textkritik koptischer Bibelhandschriften, mit der kritischen Neuausgabe des Papyrus 37 der British Library London (U) und des Papyrus 39 der Leipziger Universitätsbibliothek (2013) by Gregor Emmenegger( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 860 libraries worldwide
The Mudil Codex from the late 4th century contains the Biblical Psalms in Coptic. However, the text differs significantly from familiar versions of the Psalms, giving rise to the question of whether we are dealing with an original form of the text. The comprehensive analysis presented here demonstrates the tradition in which this fascinating text is located, how it arose, and what significance it has for research into the Psalms generally and the Coptic Bible manuscripts in particular
The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps by Peter Whitfield( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing the maps and their makers in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )
13 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Papyrus British Museum 10808 and its cultural and religious setting by Val Hinckley Sederholm( file )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
"In nine chapters of transcription, translation, and commentary, Sederholm considers such features as taboo, secrecy, and the efficacy of magical words and names
Medieval dress & fashion by Margaret Scott( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
"As dress historian Margaret Scott demonstrates in this book, manuscripts provide a window on to the changing fashions and dress of the medieval world, and she unravels the messages about rank, aspirations, beliefs and occupations encoded in the images. Her authoritative text is accompanied by illustrations showing the range of dress styles worn in the Middle Ages in England and much of Europe, and across the social classes from princes to paupers. One can clearly see the elaborate dress style of the monarchy and aristocracy, often richly patterned and adorned with jewels and fur, reflecting the status of the wearer or patron. But the author also explores the dress of other classes and occupations, which provides equally important information about everyday life and times in the Middle Ages, such as the patterns of work, the climate and the functional uses of clothing." "Medieval Dress and Fashion is a historical resource that will prove invaluable to art historians, costume designers and all those interested in this colourful period."--Jacket
The works of the Gawain-poet by British Library( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Mandeville's travels by John Mandeville( Book )
19 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 615 libraries worldwide
The fourth and final volume of the series of English versions of Mandeville published by EETS. This work represents a unique manuscript version of the text and offers important insights into the dissemination of this influential and widely-read text
Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language by David Crystal( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and 1800, to the most modern forms of the language in 'concrete' and 'text' poetry. In telling the story he draws on examples from English in its various guises and uses from our everyday English to English in the workplace and English used as a medium of playful and literary expression. The regional and international varieties of English are also considered. This book shows us where language is now, where it has been, and perhaps most important of all where it is heading, for the new varieties of the language appearing in world literature and on the Internet show that this is a story which is by no means over
Treasures of the British Library by Nicolas Barker( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
London : a life in maps by Peter Whitfield( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
"Like all the great historic cities of Europe, London appears to us solid and unchanging. But this solidity is an illusion, for throughout its long history London has been changing and evolving. It has been renewing or replacing the streets and buildings at its heart and has been spreading inexorably outwards."
The British inheritance : a treasury of historic documents by Elizabeth M Hallam( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
The Tudor church music of the Lumley books by Judith Blezzard( score )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Selected chansons from British Library, ms. Additional 35087 by British Library( score )
2 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Sacred : books of the three faiths : Judaism, Christianity, Islam ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Sacred is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the worldʹs most beautiful religious texts for the first time. Illustrations from rare and exquisite examples of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts from the Libraryʹs collections, along with unique treasures on loan from other institutions, are showcased and accompanied by essays from three of todayʹs leading religious scholars that explore aspects of the three faiths, including their historical development and contemporary meaning. Stunning full-color illustrations of many previously unreproduced manuscripts from the shared history of the three major religions are paired and brought into compellingly modern context by perceptive writers on religion such as Karen Armstrong, Everett Fox, Frank Peters, and Kathleen Doyle. -- Description from http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca (May 10, 2012)
Early English alliterative poems in the West-Midland dialect of the fourteenth century by Richard Morris( Book )
25 editions published between 1864 and 1965 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Mary Shelley by Martin Garrett( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
A biography of the nineteenth-century English writer who at the age of nineteen wrote the classic horror novel "Frankenstein"
 
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