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The Anglo-Saxon library

Author: Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This invaluable study sets out the evidence for the nature and holdings of libraries in Anglo-Saxon England. It is furnished with appendices that include editions of all surviving Anglo-Saxon book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lapidge
ISBN: 9780199239696 019923969X
OCLC Number: 176819427
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xiv, 407 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Vanished Libraries of Classical Antiquity ; 3. Vanished Libraries of Anglo-Saxon England ; 4. Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (I): The Evidence of Inventories ; 5. Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (II): The Evidence of Manuscripts ; 6. Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon Libraries (III): The Evidence of Citations ; 7. Conclusions ; Appendix A: Six Inventories of Latin Books from Anglo-Saxon Libraries (Excluding Biblical and Liturgical Books) ; Appendix B: Eighth-Century Inventories of Books from the Areas of the Anglo-Saxon Mission in Germany ; Appendix C: Surviving Eighth-Century Manuscripts from the Area of the Anglo-Saxon Mission in Germany ; Appendix D: Ninth-Century Manuscripts of Continental Origin Having Pre-Conquest English Provenance ; Appendix E: Books Cited by the Principal Anglo-Saxon Authors ; Catalogue of Classical and Patristic Authors and Works Composed before AD 700 and Known in Anglo-Saxon England ; Index of Manuscripts ; General Index
Responsibility: Michael Lapidge.

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