The Sources of Archbishop Parker’s Collection of Mss. at by Montague Rhodes James

By Montague Rhodes James

M. R. James (1862-1936) is perhaps most sensible remembered as a author of chilling ghost tales, yet he was once a superb pupil of medieval literature and palaeography, who served either as Provost of King's university, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and lots of of his tales mirror his educational heritage. His certain descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by means of schools, cathedrals and museums are nonetheless of worth to students this present day. during this ground-breaking e-book, first released in 1899, James analysed 482 manuscripts within the well known Parker assortment at Cambridge for proof in their provenance. James argued that through researching what books have been owned by way of person English monasteries within the heart a long time, historians may well greater comprehend medieval English highbrow lifestyles. He proven the foundation of approximately two hundred of the books, and the result of his investigations (one quantity, for instance, belonged to Thomas Becket) nonetheless make attention-grabbing studying at the present time.

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