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A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553

Eyal Poleg


This book examines the production and use of Bibles in late medieval and early modern England. The analysis of hundreds of biblical manuscripts and prints reveals how scribes, printers, readers, and patrons have reacted to religious and political turmoil. Looking at the modification of biblical manuscripts, or the changes introduced into subsequent printed editions, reveals the ways in which commerce and devotions joined to shape biblical access. The book explores the period from c.1200 to 1553, which saw the advent of moveable-type print as well as the Reformation. The book’s long-view places ... More

Keywords: Bible, Reformation, print, manuscripts, John Wyclif, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Book History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266717
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eyal Poleg, author
Senior Lecturer in Material History, Queen Mary University of London