Path Created with Sketch.





The Sources of Archbishop Parker's Collection of Mss. at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

With a Reprint of the Catalogue of Thomas Markaunt's Libra
  • By Montague Rhodes James
  • By James Montague Rhodes
M. R. James (1862-1936) is probably best remembered as a writer of chilling ghost stories, but he was an outstanding scholar of medieval literature and palaeography, who served both as Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and many of his stories reflect his academic background. His detailed descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by colleges, cathedrals and museums are still of value to scholars today. In this ground-breaking book, first published in 1899, James analysed 482 manuscripts in the renowned Parker Collection at Cambridge for evidence of their provenance. James argued that by discovering what books were owned by individual English monasteries in the middle ages, historians could better understand medieval English intellectual life. He established the origin of nearly 200 of the books, and the results of his investigations (one volume, for example, belonged to Thomas Becket) still make fascinating reading today.

Read More

Want it in two business days? Order by 10/21/2019 2:00:00 PM and choose Overnight shipping at checkout. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781108011341
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge
    • Author: Montague Rhodes James
    • Author: James Montague Rhodes
    • ISBN 13: 9781108011341
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.