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Description - The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain by Nigel J. Morgan

This is the first history of the book in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the early fifteenth century. The twenty-six expert contributors to this volume discuss the manuscript book from a variety of angles: as physical object (manufacture, format, writing and decoration); its purpose and readership (books for monasteries, for the Church's liturgy, for elementary and advanced instruction, for courtly entertainment); and as the vehicle for particular types of text (history, sermons, medical treatises, law and administration, music). In all of this, the broader, changing social and cultural context is kept in mind, and so are the various connections with continental Europe. The volume includes a full bibliography and 80 black and white plates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521782180
ISBN-10: 052178218X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 40mm)
Pages: 722
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nigel J. Morgan

Nigel J. Morgan is Honorary Professor of the History of Art at the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Professor at the University of Oslo. Rodney M. Thomson is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Tasmania.