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Works: 2,884 works in 4,839 publications in 6 languages and 37,279 library holdings
Genres: Illustrated works  History  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Art  Dictionaries  Sources  Periodicals  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Correspondent, Composer, Recipient
Classifications: ND3359.L5, 745.670942889
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The Lindisfarne Gospels by Janet Backhouse( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and German and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allows viewers to examine the decorated pages and binding of the British Library's Lindisfarne gospels. Uses "Turning the pages" software which lets the user turn the pages and zoom to see features in detail. Includes audio commentary. The accompanying text which gives the history of the Lindisfarne gospels can either be viewed or printed out
Medieval rural life in the Luttrell Psalter by Janet Backhouse( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Luttrell Psalter, written and illuminated in England early in the fourteenth century for Sir Geoffrrey Luttrell of Irnham in Lincolnshire, is one of the most famous manuscripts in the world on account of the numerous scenes of everyday life in the medieval English countryside that mingle with the religious images on its pages." "Written by internationally respected expert Janet Backhouse, Medieval Rural Life in the Luttrell Psalter focuses on the experience of work and domestic life on the Luttrell Manors as depicted in the wealth of attractive marginal illustrations contained in the manuscript. A fascinating account of rural life in the Middle Ages."--Jacket
Books of hours by Janet Backhouse( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kings & queens of England by W. M Ormrod( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lives of kings and queens include some of the most colourful and dramatic episodes in the history of England and Great Britain. William the Conqueror's great survey, Domesday Book, caused his new subjects to rail and quake at the king's new knowledge of the extent of their lands, livestock and livelihoods. King John's rapacious attitude towards his subjects made him, within a generation of his death, into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend - though his association with the fictional Robin Hood came only later. Henry VIII eagerly accepted the title of 'defender of the faith' from the pope, then promptly dismantled papal authority in England and created his own state church." "This book offers an historical context in which to appreciate the political and moral significance of both the famous and the more obscure incidents in the public and private lives of Britain's monarchs. Why, in an age that placed such store by the provision of heirs, were Edward the Confessor, Richard II and Elizabeth I all reputed to have taken vows of chastity? What curious conventions allowed Edward I to exhibit Scottish noblewomen in wooden cages as war trophies? Which genetic defects might account for the fact that both Henry VI and George III went mad? In this fabulously illustrated new history, a group of distinguished historians, each a specialist in their field, offers the answers to these and other questions through a wealth of information and insights into the lives and reigns of English and British sovereigns from the 5th century AD to the present day."--Jacket
The Bedford Hours : the making of a medieval masterpiece by Eberhard Knig( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist behind the Bedford Hours, known as the Bedford Master, was among the most prolific painters of his day but his identity remains a mystery. This account is a tale which unfolds towards a number of conclusions, the key one being that it is likely that he was Haincelin of Haguenau
The Bedford Hours by Janet Backhouse( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding example of late medieval manuscript art, written and illuminated in the early 15th century for John, Duke of Bedford, younger brother of King Henry V, and his wife
The Isabella Breviary by Janet Backhouse( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of the Luttrell Psalter by Michelle Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most appealing & arresting of medieval manuscripts, the Luttrell psalter was commissioned in the 1320s by a wealthy Lincolnshire landowner, Sir Geoffrey Luttrell of Irnham. Painted in vibrant colour, embellished with gold & silver, the vitality & inventiveness of its decoration is almost unique
The Murthly hours : devotion, literacy and luxury in Paris, England, and the Gaelic West by John Higgitt( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains digital facsimile of the Murthly Hours with commentary
The Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander by Ekaterina Dimitrova( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden Haggadah by Bezalel Narkiss( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earliest books of Canterbury Cathedral : manuscripts and fragments to c. 1200 by Canterbury Cathedral( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest literary centres throughout the Middle Ages, Canterbury still preservers - despite horrendous losses - a significant collection of medieval manuscripts. In this book Professor Richard Gameson has described and discussed all Canterbury's pre-thirteenth-century manuscripts for the first time. Each manuscript is illustrated in colour, several with more than one image. Highlights range from the oldest copies of the Alfredian translation of Gregory the Great's Dialogues, and of Lanfranc's gloss on the Epistles, through fine liturgica, to an extraordinarily grand copy of Peter Comestor's Historia Scholastica. Detailed descriptions are complemented by broad-ranging analyses that explain the significance of these works in general and of the Canterbury copies in particular. In a substantial introduction Professor Gameson traces the history of book-production in Kent and Canterbury up to c. 1200, follows the development and use of the Canterbury collections in the later Middle Ages, and discusses the fate of these books at the Reformation."--Jacket
Dictionary of nineteenth-century journalism in Great Britain and Ireland by Laurel (EDT)/ Demoor, Marysa (EDT) Brake( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism is a large-scale reference work covering the journalism industry in 19th century Britain. Its comprehensive representation of diverse facets of the industry provides a snapshot of the press, from journalist to reader. Its 1700 entries, by an international team of experts and researchers, reflect the range of the press, including art, children, illustration, literature, religion, sports, politics, local and regional titles, satire, and trade journals. "DNCJ" includes newspapers and periodicals in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Here you will find entries on journals, journalists, illustrators, editors, publishers, proprietors, printers, and topics such as advertising, frequency, magazine day, printing presses, readership, social science and the press, and war and journalism. A team of 13 Associate Editors and two co-editors have shaped it, in collaboration with the research community, commissioning authorative new research. Extensive indexes, a bibliography, and a chronology enhance the coverage of this burgeoning field."--Jacket
Medieval birds in the Sherborne missal by Janet Backhouse( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sherborne Missal, one of the most important surviving medieval English manuscripts, contains a wealth of marginal illustrations of wild birds, painted with skill and vivacity. Some of the birds are imaginary creations of the artist but the majority are evidently real birds, although not all of these can identified with certainty. All forty-eight are reproduced here and most are well observed and readily recognisable. The majority are accompanied by their names, written out in middle English, offering an almost unparalleled source of vernacular bird names in common use during the generation after Chaucer wrote his Canterbury Tales." "This is the first time that all birds form the Sherborne Missal have been reproduced together in sequence and this beautifully illustrated book provides an insight into a fascinating aspect of England's natural history in the middle ages."--Jacket
The illuminated Haggadah : featuring medieval illuminations from the haggadah collection of the British Library( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Hebrew and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General catalogue of printed books : five-year supplement, 1971-1975 by British Library( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspapers by K. John Westmancoat( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English Benedictine libraries : the shorter catalogues( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval realms Britain 1066 to 1500( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interactive database providing access to original source material for the period 1066-1500 in British history. Includes 1475 records, i.e. illuminated manuscripts, historical documents, literary and music manuscripts, maps and more, accompanied by related images and sounds; and features topic, type of evidence, date, keyword and combined searching
The Making of England : Anglo-Saxon art and culture, AD 600-900 by Making of England( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Medieval rural life in the Luttrell PsalterBooks of hoursThe kings & queens of EnglandThe Bedford Hours : the making of a medieval masterpieceThe Bedford HoursThe Isabella BreviaryThe world of the Luttrell PsalterThe Murthly hours : devotion, literacy and luxury in Paris, England, and the Gaelic West