The English Manuscripts of Richard Rolle
A Descriptive Catalogue
Ralph Hanna is Professor of Palaeography (Emeritus) and Emeritus Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow, former Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute (Harvard University), and winner of the British Academy Sir Israel Gollancz Prize for English Language 2015. His books include Editing Medieval Texts (Liverpool University Press, 2015) and Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers (Liverpool University Press, 2013).
Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Abbreviated references List of Manuscripts described, with table of equivalents to Ogilvie-Thomson's edition Illustrations Introduction Richard Rolle in English The Catalogue Indexes o English Works of Richard Rolle o Associated English Texts o Associated Latin Texts o Associated French Texts o Incipits of Unindexed English Prose o Pre-Dissolution Owners o Book-Producers o Paper Stocks o Manuscripts Referred to but not Described
Hanna’s descriptive catalogue is an invaluable source of information for those interested not only in Rolle’s English canon but also in the compilation of the medieval English manuscript book itself. The 123 examples meticulously catalogued here offer an author-based insight into the reading habits and textual tastes of the later Middle Ages thoroughly examined and researched by a master in his own field.
The Library, Vol 12, no.2
This will be an invaluable volume, obviously useful to those interested in its name author and his works, but also to all those engaged with later Middle English religious texts and their manuscript contexts.
Journal of the Early Book Society
Size: 249 x 174 mm
Publication: May 17, 2010
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies