Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library

A Descriptive Catalogue

Daniela Mairhofer

Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library

Daniela Mairhofer

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

856 pages | 8 color plates, 133 halftones | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2015
Cloth $350.00 ISBN: 9781851244195 Published March 2015 For sale in North America only
The Bodleian Library holds a significant collection of Latin medieval manuscripts from Germany—more specifically from Würzburg, Eberbach, and Mainz. The medieval manuscripts from Würzburg, most of which were acquired by William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, during the period of the Thirty Years’ War, constitute an invaluable collection. Most of these codices originally belonged to the cathedral chapter of Würzburg, the Domstift St. Kilian, and date back to the ninth century.
           
Presenting detailed descriptions of more than fifty of manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford provides an authoritative catalog, including many important early copies of the manuscripts of church fathers during the Carolingian period. Daniela Mairhofer examines each from both a textual and paleographic point of view, paying careful attention to the provenance of the manuscript, as well as to physical characteristics like decoration and binding. Entries are accompanied by copious color plates.
Contents
Preface
INTRODUCTION
1. The manuscript collections
2. Archbishop Laud, the manuscripts from Germany, and their journey to England
3. Medieval Würzburg and its religious houses as represented in the Bodleian Library
Editorial Conventions
Acknowledgements
ABBREVIATIONS
Bibliographical Abbreviations
General Abbreviations
List of manuscripts
List of figures and colour plates
CATALOGUE
INDICES
Index of Initia
General index
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