A Continental Shelf

Books across Europe from Ptolemy to Don Quixote

Edited by the Bodleian Library

A Continental Shelf
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Edited by the Bodleian Library

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

140 pages | 57 color plates | 8-1/4 x 10-1/4 | © 1994
Paper $49.00 ISBN: 9781851240272 Published March 2005 For sale in North America only
Originally written to accompany a 1994 Bodleian Library exhibition, this is a beautifully-illustrated and elegantly written testament to the cross-fertilization of European culture and tradition in the Middle Ages and early Modern period. The manuscripts and books presented here—including Ptolemy's "Cosmographia" and a Pilgrim's guide to the Holy Land—reveal the lively "trafficking of ideas" across the Continent.
Preface by Bodley's Librarian
Preface by the Sponsor of the Exhibition
List of Abbreviations
Shaping the World the 1-7
Conceptions of teh World/Navigations/The Beginning of Cartography/Cartography meets Navigation/Pilgrimage/A Pilgrim Map of the Holy Land/A Pilgrim Guide to Rome
The Classics and Christendom nos 8-21
The Roman Empire/Spain and the Roman Emperors/Monastic Copies of the Classics/Humanist Rediscoveries/First Editions and Pirated Editions/Classics for Export/The Bible in Latin and Greek/The Glossed Bible/The Gutenberg Bible/Monastic Life/Monastic Production of Printed Books/Printing for Bishops/Private Devotion/Devotional Pictures for Collectors
International Languages-International Learning nos 22-23
Law/The Availability of Law Books/Medicine/Languages of Science/Launching a Discovery/Art and Science/Greek Mathematics/Aristotle/Learning Greek/Greek Printers/Hebrew/Philology and the Bible
Vernaculars Across Europe nos 34-46
Hagiography/Glossing and Glossaries/Vernacular Biblical Instruction/Vernacular Evangelization/Vernacular Heresy/Translators in Exile/Vernacular Epic/Troubadours and Courtly Love/Illustrating Dante/Literature in Translation/A Vernacular Parody/Music/The Language of Architecture
Neighbors nos 47-57
Marvels of the East/Travels/Arabic Medicine/Translating Islam/Crusading/Translating Christianity/The Borders of Europe/Exploration and Expansion/Astrology/Instruments of Observation/Mapping the Moon
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