Medieval Writing
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Backhouse, J., Turner, D.H. and Webster, L. 1984 The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966 - 1066 London: British Museum Publications

Bischoff, B. 1990 Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Bischoff, B., Lieftink, G.I. and Battelli, G.1953 Nomenclature des Écritures Livresques du IX au XVI Siècle Paris: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique

Bishop, T.A.M. 1960 Scriptores Regis Oxford: Clarendon Press

Bishop, T.A.M. 1971 English Caroline Minuscule Oxford: Clarendon Press

Bishop, T.A.M. and Chaplais, P. 1957 Facsimiles of English Royal Writs to AD 1100 Oxford: Clarendon Press

Brown, M.P. 1990 A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 London: The British Library

Brown, M.P. 1991 Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts London: The British Library

Byrne, F.J. 1979 A thousand years of Irish script Oxford: Bodleian Library

Clemens, R. and Graham, T. 2007 Introduction to Manuscript Studies Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press

de Boüard, A. 1929 Manuel de Diplomatique Française et Pontificale Paris: Auguste Picard

De La Mare, A.C. 1973 The Handwriting of Italian Humanists Oxford: Oxford University Press

Denholm-Young, N. 1954 Handwriting in England and Wales Cardiff: University of Wales Press

Derolez, A. 2003 The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books Cambridge University Press

Drogin, M. 1980 Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique New York: Dover Publications Inc

Ehrle, F. and Libaert, P. 1932 Specimina Codicum Latinorum Vaticanorum Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co

Fairbank, A. 1952 A Book of Scripts Harmondsworth: Penguin

Grieve, H.E.P. 1954 Examples of English Handwriting 1150 - 1750 Essex Record Office Publications No. 21

Harrison Thomson, S. 1969 Latin Bookhands of the Later Middle Ages 1100 - 1500 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Hector, L.C. 1966 The Handwriting of English Documents London: Edward Arnold Ltd

Henderson, G. 1987 From Durrow to Kells: The Insular Gospel-Books 650 - 800 London: Thames and Hudson

Jackson, D. 1981 The Story of Writing London: Studio Vista

Jenkinson, H. 1927 and 1969 The Later Court Hands in England from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century Cambridge University Press and New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.

Johnson, C. and Jenkinson, H. 1915 English Court Hand A.D. 1066 to 1500 Illustrated Chiefly from the Public Records 2 volumes Oxford: Clarendon Press

Ker, N.R. 1960 English Manuscripts in the Century after the Norman Conquest Oxford: Clarendon Press

Lowe, E.A. (ed) 1934-1966 Codices Latini Antiquiores: A Palaeographical Guide to Latin Manuscripts prior to the ninth century Oxford

Lowe, E.A. 1960 English Uncial Oxford: Clarendon Press

The New Palaeographical Society 1903 - 1922 London: Oxford University Press

Parkes, M.B. 1969 English Cursive Book Hands 1250 - 1500 Oxford: Clarendon Press

Petti, A.G. 1977 English literary hands from Chaucer to Dryden London: Edward Arnold

Preston, J.F. and Yeandle, L. 1992 English Handwriting 1400 - 1650: An Introductory Manual Binghampton, New York: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies

Roberts, J. 2005 Guide to Scripts used in English Writings up to 1500 London: The British Library

Salter, H.E. 1929 Facsimiles of Early Charters in Oxford Muniment Rooms Oxford: Oxford University Press

Steffens, F. 1929 Lateinische Paläographie Berlin and Leipzig: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Temple, E. c1976 Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts 900 - 1066 London: Harvey Miller

Thompson, E.M. 1912 An Introduction to Greek and Latin Palaeography Oxford: Oxford University Press

Warner, G.F. and Ellis, H.J. (ed) 1903 Facsimiles of Royal and Other Charters in the British Museum, Vol. 1, William I - Richard I Oxford: Oxford University Press

Watson, A.G. 1979 Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.700 - 1600 in the Department of Manuscripts, The British Library 2 volumes, London: British Museum Publications

Wright, A. 1879 Court-Hand Restored London: Reeves & Turner

Wright, C.E. 1960 English Vernacular Hands from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries Oxford: Clarendon Press

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Bagley, J.J. 1972 Historical Interpretations, Volume 1. Sources of English Medieval History 1066 - 1540 Newton Abbot: David and Charles

Cheney, C.R. (ed) 1970 Handbook of Dates for Students of English History London: Royal Historical Society

Elton, G.R. 1969 The Sources of History: Studies in the Use of Historical Evidence. England 1200 - 1640 London: Hodder and Stoughton

Latham, R.E. 1965 Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources London: Oxford University Press

Manion, M.M. and Vines, V.F. 1984 Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts in Australian Collections Melbourne, London, New York: Thames and Hudson

Martin, C.T. 1976 The Record Interpreter Dorking: Kohler and Coombes

New Catholic Encyclopedia 1967-1979 New York: McGraw-Hill

Sinclair, K.V. 1969 Descriptive Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Australia Sydney: Sydney University Press

Skeat, T.C. 1962 The Catalogues of the Manuscript Collections London: British Museum

van Caenegem, R.C. 1978 Guide to the Sources of Medieval History Amsterdam, New York, Oxford: North-Holland Publishing Company

Zupko, R.E. 1985 A Dictionary of Weights and Measures for the British Isles: the middle ages to the twentieth century Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society

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Alexander, J.J.G. 1992 Medieval Illuminators and their Methods of Work New Haven and London: Yale University Press

Backhouse, J. c1986 Books of Hours London; Dover, N.H.: British Library

Barber, R. 1993 Bestiary Woodbridge: The Boydell Press

Bédier, J. and Hazard, P. 1923 Histoire de la Littérature Française Paris: Librairie Larousse

Biblia Sacra Vulgata 1969 Stuttgart: Würtembergische Bibelanstalt

Bischoff, B. 1994 Manuscripts and Libraries in the Age of Charlemagne Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Bowman, A.K. 1983 The Roman Writing Tablets from Vindolanda London: British Museum Publications Ltd

Carruthers, M.J. 1990 The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture Cambridge University Press

Chavannes-Mazel, C.A. and Smith, M.M. (ed) 1996 Medieval Manuscripts of the Latin Classics: Production and Use Los Altos Hills: Anderson Lovelance, London: The Red Gull Press

Clanchy, M.T. 1993 From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307 Oxford: Blackwell Publishers

Clemens, R. and Graham, T.2007 Introduction to Manuscript Studies Ithaca: Cornell University Press

Davis, N. (ed) 1971 Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2 vols

De Hamel, C. 1984 Glossed Books of the Bible and the Origins of the Paris Book Trade Woodbridge and Wolfeboro: Boydell and Brewer

De Hamel, C. 1986 A History of Illuminated Manuscripts London: Phaidon Press Ltd De Hamel, C. 2001 The Book. A History of the Bible London: Phaidon Press Limited

Duffy,E. 2006 Marking the Hours: English People and their Prayers New Haven and London: Yale University Press

Galbraith, V.H. 1952 An Introduction to the Use of the Public Records London: Oxford University Press

Galbraith, V.H. 1949 Studies in the Public Records London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd

Given-Wilson, C. 2004 Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England London and New York: Hambledon and London

Hunt, R.W. 1961 Saint Dunstan's Classbook from Glastonbury Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company

Jones, P.M. 1984 Medieval Medical Miniatures London: The British Library, updated in 1998 as Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts

Lanson, G. 1923 Histoire Illustrée de la Littérature Française Paris, London: Libraire Hachette

McCann, J. 1976 The Rule of St Benedict London: Sheed and Ward

Orme, N.1973 English Schools in the Middle Ages London: Methuen & Co Ltd

Pächt, O. 1986 Book Illumination in the Middle Ages London: Harvey Miller

Parkes, M.B. 1991 Scribes, Scripts and Readers London and Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press

Parkes, M.B. 1991"The Contribution of Insular Scribes of the Seventh and Eighth Centuries to the 'Grammar of Legibility'" in Scribes Scripts and Readers London and Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press, pp.1-18

Parkes, M.B. 1991 "Tachygraphy in the Middle Ages: Writing Techniques Employed for Reportationes of Lectures and Sermons" in Scribes, Scripts and Readers London and Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press, pp.19-33

Parkes, M.B. 1991 "The Literacy of the Laity" in Scribes Scripts and Readers London and Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press, pp. 275-298

Parkes, M. B. 2008 Their Hands before our Eyes: A Closer Look at Scribes Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate

Petrucci, A. 1995 Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy New Haven and London: Yale University Press (Ed. and trans. C.M. Radding)

Pollard, G. 1978 "The pecia system in the medieval universities" in Parkes, M.B. and Watson, A.G. (ed) Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts and Libraries: Essays presented to N.R. Ker London: Scolar Press pp. 145 - 162

Putnam, G.H. 1962 Books and their Makers during the Middle Ages New York: Hilary House Publishers Ltd

Ryan, W. G. (translated) 1993 Jacobus de Voragine : The Golden Legend 2 Volumes, Princeton: Princeton University Press

Searle, E. 1968 "Battle Abbey and exemption: the forged charters" The English Historical Review 83:449 - 480

Shailor, B.A.1991 The Medieval Book Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press

Sharkey, J. 1975 Celtic Mysteries: The Ancient Religion London: Thames and Hudson

Szirmai, J.A. 2000 The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding Ashgate

Tillotson, J. 1988 Monastery and Society in the Late Middle Ages Woodbridge: The Boydell Press

Twomey, M.W. 1988 "Medieval Encyclopedias" in Kaske, R.E. Medieval Christian Literary Imagery: A Guide to Interpretation Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press

Watson, R. 2003 Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers London: V & A Publications

White, T.H. 1954 The Book of Beasts London: Jonathan Cape

Wieck, R.S. 1988 Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life New York: George Braziller Inc

Wurfbain, M.L. 1976 "The Liturgical Rolls of South Italy and their Possible Origin" in J.P. Gumbert and M.J.M. de Haan (ed.) Litterae Textuales Vol.4 Amsterdam: A.L. van Gendt & Co.

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