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Thomson, Rodney M.

Overview
Works: 182 works in 597 publications in 3 languages and 7,086 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Illustrated works  Periodicals  Bibliography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Collector, Contributor
Classifications: DA3.W48, B
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Most widely held works about Rodney M Thomson
 
Most widely held works by Rodney M Thomson
William of Malmesbury by Rodney M Thomson( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1143) was England's greatest historian after Bede. Although best known in his own time, as now, for his historical writings (his famous Deeds of the Bishops and Deeds of the Kings of Britain), William was also a biblical commentator, hagiographer and classicist, and acted as his own librarian, bibliographer, scribe and editor of texts. He was probably the best-read of all twelfth-century men of learning." "This is a comprehensive study and interpretation of William's intellectual achievement, looking at the man and his times and his work as man of letters, and considering the earliest books from Malmesbury Abbey library, William's reading, and his 'scriptorium'. Important in its own right, William's achievement is also set in the wider context of Benedictine learning and the writing of history in the twelfth century, and on England's contribution to the 'twelfth-century renaissance'."
The Cambridge history of the book in Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the book offers a distinctive form of access to the ways in which human beings have sought to give meaning to their own and others' lives. Our knowledge of the past derives mainly from texts. Landscape, architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts have their stories to tell and may themselves be construed as texts; but oral tradition, manuscripts, printed books, and those other forms of inscription and incision such as maps, music and graphic images have a power to report even more directly on human experience and the events and thoughts which shaped it. The seven volumes of the History of the Book in Britain will help explain how these texts were created, why they took the forms they did, their relations with other media, and what influence they had on the minds and actions of those who heard, read or viewed them. Its range, too - in time, place and the great diversity of the conditions of text production, including reception - challenges any attempt to define its limits and give an account adequate to its complexity. It addresses, whether by period, country, genre or technology, widely disparate fields of enquiry, each of which demands and attracts its own forms of scholarship. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain seeks to represent much of that variety. The volumes investigate the creation, material production, dissemination and reception of texts, effectively plotting the intellectual history of Britain."--
The chronicle of the election of Hugh, Abbot of Bury St. Edmunds and later Bishop of Ely( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in Latin and English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester by Rodney M Thomson( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Latin and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum (The Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England. Apart from its formidable learning, it is characterized by narrative skill and entertainment value. This edition, with facing-page English translation, provides for the first time a detailed commentary on all aspects of the work
Turning over a new leaf : change and development in the Medieval manuscript by Erik Kwakkel( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Books before print -manuscripts- were modified continuously throughout the medieval period. Focusing on the ninth and twelfth centuries, this volume explores such material changes as well as the varying circumstances under which handwritten books were produced, used and collected. An important theme is the relationship between the physical book and its users. Can we reflect on reading practices through an examination of the layout of a text? To what extent can we use the contents of libraries to understand the culture of the book? The volume explores such issues by focusing on a broad palette of texts and through a detailed analysis of manuscripts from all corners of Europe"--Publisher's description
Gesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishops by William( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... second volume ... contains an introduction and detailed commentary to accompany the Latin text and translation of the work appearing in Volume I. The introduction presents and analyses the reasons behind the work ... The commentary, linked to the Latin text, discusses problems and questions thrown up by the work, and illustrations appear throughout."--Jacket
Manuscripts from St. Albans Abbey, 1066-1235 by Rodney M Thomson( Book )

22 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of the book in Britain( )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

26 expert contributions to this volumes discuss the manuscript book from a variety of angles: as physical object (manufacture, format, writing, and decoration), its purpose and readership, and as a vehicle for particular types of text (history, sermons, medical treatises, law and administration, music)
Speculum speculationum by Alexander Neckam( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract by William( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian, and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1143): his Lives of Wulfstan and Dunstan, which survive complete, and those of Patrick, Benignus, and Indract, which exist now only as fragments. Only the Life of Wulfstan has been translated before; the fragments are edited here for the first time, and for the first time an assessment is offered of William as hagiographer, and of the relationship between his historical and hagiographical output. For Wulfstan II, bishop of Worcester 1062-95, William's Life is the main primary source. The other lives, written for the monks of Glastonbury, shed important light on William's use of his sources."--BOOK JACKET
Discovering William of Malmesbury by Rodney M Thomson( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh look at William of Malmesbury which not only demonstrates his real greatness as a historian and his European vision, but also the breadth of his learning across a number of other disciplines
Rhetoric and renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540 : essays in honour of John O. Ward( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England and the 12th-century renaissance by Rodney M Thomson( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archives of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds by Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the manuscripts of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter Library by Rodney M Thomson( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts in Worcester Cathedral Library by Worcester Cathedral( Book )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the manuscripts of Hereford Cathedral Library by Hereford Cathedral( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library at Hereford Cathedral is famous as one of the few surviving 'chained libraries'; but the contents of the books secured to the seventeenth-century presses are less well known. There are 227 Western manuscripts, a very substantial holding, of which about half have been at the cathedral since before the Reformation. Many of the others came from local religious houses in the course of the sixteenth century. They range in date from the eighth to the fifteenth century, and include finely-illustrated patristic books of the twelfth century, a large collection of Oxford University legal textbooks, and books of civil and canon law from the end of the thirteenth century. Over half the volumes survive in largely intact medieval bindings. The catalogue, begun by the late Sir Roger Mynors and completed by Professor Thomson, reflects the particular strengths of the collection. The many glossed books are described using a particularly effective system devised by Sir Roger Mynors, and the medieval bindings are the subject of an introductory essay by Michael Gullick, as well as being described individually. The history of the library is set out, and the library apparatus is illustrated. The plates cover not only illumination and bindings, but medieval pressmarks and ownership inscriptions, as well as examples of scripts
Tractatus Garsiae or The translation of the relics of SS. Gold and Silver by Garsias( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Latin and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bury Bible by Rodney M Thomson( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Latin and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced at the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds around 1135
 
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The Cambridge history of the book in Britain
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The Cambridge history of the book in BritainGesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kingsGesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishopsThe Cambridge history of the book in BritainSaints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and IndractRhetoric and renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540 : essays in honour of John O. WardEngland and the 12th-century renaissanceThe archives of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds
Alternative Names
Thompson, Rodney M.

Thomson, R. M.

Thomson, R.M. 1946-‏

Thomson, R. M. (Rodney M.)

Thomson, R. M. (Rodney M.), 1946-

Thomson, R.M. (Rodney Malcolm), 1946-

Thomson Rodney

Thomson Rodney 1946-....

Thomson, Rodney M.

Thomson Rodney M. 1946-....

Thomson Rodney Malcolm

Thomson, Rodney Malcolm 1946-

Thomson, Rodney Malcom 1946-

Languages
English (257)

Latin (31)

Italian (1)