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Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125

Teresa Webber

Abstract

This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English centre in the period following the Norman Conquest, and they bear witness to the energetic scribal and scholarly activities of a community of intelligent and able men. The author of this book traces the interests and activities of the canons of Salisbury Cathedral from the evidence of their books. She reveals to us a lively Anglo-Norman centre of scholarship and religious devotion. Her study combi ... More

Keywords: Salisbury Cathedral, scribes, late eleventh century, early twelfth century, manuscripts, Norman Conquest, scholarship, canons, religious devotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teresa Webber, author
Trinity College, Cambridge