Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100
Published: December 2015© 2015
960 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 in
Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts is the first publication to list every surviving manuscript or manuscript fragment written in Anglo-Saxon England between the seventh and the eleventh centuries or imported into the country during that time. Each of the 1,291 entries in Helmut Gneuss and Michael Lapidge’s Bibliographical Handlist not only details the origins, contents, current location, script, and decoration of the manuscript, but also provides bibliographic entries that list facsimiles, editions, linguistic analyses, and general studies relevant to that manuscript. A general bibliography, designed to provide full details of author-date references cited in the individual entries, includes more than 4,000 items.
Compiled by two of the field’s greatest living scholars, the Gneuss-Lapidge Bibliographical Handlist stands to become the most important single-volume research tool to appear in the field since Greenfield and Robinson’s Bibliography of Publications on Old English Literature. Their achievement in the present book will endure for many decades and serve as a catalyst for new research across several disciplines.
I Libraries in the British Isles (nos. 1-774. 1)
II Libraries outside the British Isles (nos. 774. 3-947)
III Untraced Manuscripts
Index of Authors and Texts
‘The editors supply details of past scholarly analyses of each manuscript, and in so doing produce a volume that will be invaluable to permanence of print…. This is a true magnum opus.’Mark Faulkner, Notes and Queries vol 62:02:2015
‘Professors Gneuss and Lapidge have provided a remarkable, elegantly organized, and exhaustively informative resource.’Eric J. Johnson, SHARP News July 3, 2016
“The Gneuss-Lapidge Bibliographical Handlist is a magnificent work that is sure to become one of the most important reference works for the field of Anglo-Saxon studies and early medieval manuscript studies in general.” Charles D. Wright, Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“For anyone who studies early medieval manuscripts, the importance of this book and the urgent need for its publication would be hard to overstate. A work of scholarship on this scale, and of this authority and usefulness, might come along once in a generation. Yet for all its immense erudition, the Bibliographical Handlist remains simple and intuitive to use.” Christopher A. Jones, Department of English, The Ohio State University