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Breay, Claire 1968-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 73 publications in 2 languages and 2,595 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Sources  Church history  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Claire Breay
The cartulary of Chatteris Abbey( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Latin and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval cartularies of Great Britain and Ireland by G. R. C Davis( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Cartularies, First Published In 1958, Is An Indispensable Guide To One Of The Primary Sources For The Middle Ages. This New Edition Is Substantially Revised, Its Scope Having Been Widened To Include Ireland And The Cartularies Of Secular Corporations. Many Of The Cartularies Recorded In The Original Edition Have Changed Hands In The Intervening Fifty Years; Several More Have Subsequently Come To Light; And Numerous Others Have Been Studied In Greater Detail Since Medieval Cartularies First Appeared. The Second Edition Takes Into Account All Of These Recent Developments, And Now Contains Entries For Approximately 2,000 Medieval Cartularies From The British Isles, Dating From The Eleventh To The Sixteenth Centuries
Magna Carta : manuscripts and myths by Claire Breay( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magna Carta" is one of the most celebrated documents in English history and one of the most popular exhibits at The British Library. This work explores the context in which it was issued to discover what it really meant to its creators and how it came to be an iconic historical document
Magna Carta : law, liberty, legacy( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It takes us on a journey from the charter's medieval origins through to what it means to people around the world today. Drawing on the rich historical collections of the British Library - including two original copies of Magna Carta from 1215 - the catalogue brings to life the history and contemporary resonance of this globally important document"--Cover flap
Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: art, word, war by Claire Breay( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Anglo-Saxon period stretches from the arrival of Germanic groups on British shores in the early 5th century to the Norman Conquest of 1066. During these centuries, the English language was used and written down for the first time, pagan populations were converted to Christianity, and the foundations of the kingdom of England were laid. This richly illustrated new book - which accompanies a landmark British Library exhibition - presents Anglo-Saxon England as the home of a highly sophisticated artistic and political culture, deeply connected with its continental neighbours. Leading specialists in early medieval history, literature and culture engage with the unique, original evidence from which we can piece together the story of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, examining outstanding and beautiful objects such as highlights from the Staffordshire hoard and the Sutton Hoo burial. At the heart of the book is the British Library's outstanding collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, the richest source of evidence about Old English language and literature, including Beowulf and other poetry; the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of Britain's greatest artistic and religious treasures; the St Cuthbert Gospel, the earliest intact European book; and historical manuscripts such as Bede's Ecclesiastical History and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. These national treasures are discussed alongside other, internationally important literary and historical manuscripts held in major collections in Britain, Europe and the United States."--
The St Cuthbert Gospel : studies on the Insular manuscript of the Gospel of John (BL, Additional MS 89000)( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now dated to the early eighth century, the manuscript contains a beautifully written copy of the Gospel of John in Latin and is famous for the craftsmanship and condition of its contemporary decorated leather binding. Found in Cuthbert's coffin when it was opened in Durham Cathedral in 1104, the Gospel was acquired for the national collection in 2012 after a major fundraising campaign.This new collection of essays is the most substantial study of the book since the 1960s. It includes detailed commentary on Cuthbert in his historical context; the codicology, text, script and medieval history of the manuscript; the structure and decoration of the binding; the other relics found in Cuthbert's coffin; and the post-medieval ownership of the book --
Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms : cultures and conncetions( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscripts that were made and used in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms before the Norman conquest of England are treasure troves of art and text. Many of these books and documents were brought together in the British Library exhibition, ?Anglo-Saxon kingdoms: art, word, war?. Together, these manuscripts illuminate extensive intellectual connections as well as widespread scribal and artistic networks that developed within the islands of Britain and Ireland, and further afield across much of early medieval Europe. Using new scientific methods, as well as textual criticism, art historical analysis and historical research, the essays in this richly illustrated volume, written by leading scholars, present innovative research that focuses on manuscripts that were copied, decorated or used in the early English kingdoms and their neighbours, across a 500-year period from the advent of Christianity among the English, c.600, to the age of conquest in the eleventh century
Exhibiting the Lindisfarne Gospels by Claire Breay( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval cartularies of Great Britain by G. R. C Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon kingdoms : art, word, war by Claire Breay( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Magna Carta: Manuscripts and Myths by Claire Breay( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Medieval Review
Women and the Classical Tripos, 1869-1914 by Claire Breay( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Magna Carta by Claire Breay( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Magna Carta: Manuscripts and Myths by Claire Breay( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Magna Carta : manuscripts and myths
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Medieval cartularies of Great Britain and IrelandMagna Carta : manuscripts and mythsMagna Carta : law, liberty, legacyAnglo-Saxon kingdoms: art, word, warThe St Cuthbert Gospel : studies on the Insular manuscript of the Gospel of John (BL, Additional MS 89000)Medieval cartularies of Great BritainMagna Carta : law, liberty, legacy; on the occasion of the British Library Exhibition "Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy", 13 March-1 September 2015
Alternative Names
Breay, Claire

Claire Breay medieval historian

Languages
English (72)

Latin (1)