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A Century of British Medieval Studies$
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Alan Deyermond

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263952

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.001.0001

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The History of the Book

The History of the Book

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(p.700) (p.701) The History of the Book
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A Century of British Medieval Studies
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Richard Gameson

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0031

This chapter examines the history and developments in study of medieval manuscript books in Britain during the twentieth century. The twentieth century saw the study of the manuscript book rightly move from the margins to centre stage in British medieval studies. However, much of what was accomplished was due to the heroic labours of a small number of dedicated and determined individuals rather than to coherent institutional support. In addition, Great Britain still lags behind France and Germany in manuscript book research.

Keywords:   manuscript books, medieval studies, Great Britain, institutional support, France, Germany

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