Bibliography

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We have drawn on a variety of reference works, listed below, while analyzing the collection and preparing the database. Those marked with an asterisk were particularly helpful.

The Basics

* Brown, Michelle P. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms. Malibu, Calif: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, 1994. Print.

* Clemens, Raymond, and Timothy Graham. Introduction to Manuscript Studies. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. Print.

* De Hamel, Christopher. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts. London: Phaidon Press, 1994. Print.

* Shailor, Barbara A. The Medieval Book. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press in association with the Medieval Academy of America, 1991. Print.

Paleography (Study of Scripts)

* Brown, Michelle P. A guide to western historical scripts: from antiquity to 1600. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990, 1993. Print.

Bischoff, Bernhard. Latin Palaeography : Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Cambridge England; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.

* Cappelli, Adriano. Lexicon abbreviaturarum: dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane. Milano: Hoepli, 1990. Print.

* Derolez, Albert. The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books : from the twelfth to the early sixteenth century. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Print.

Church Liturgy & The Bible

* De Hamel, Christopher. The Book: A History of the Bible. London; New York: Phaidon, 2001. Print.

Harper, John. The Forms and Orders of Western Liturgy from the Tenth to the Eighteenth Century. Oxford : Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print.

* Holweck, F.G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints, with a general introduction on hagiology. St. Louis, Mo., B. Herder, 1924. Print.

Wieck, Roger S. Time Sanctified: the Book of hours in medieval art and life. New York: G. Braziller in association with the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1988. Print.

Online Reference Sources (last accessed October 2013)

* CANTUS database of Latin ecclesiastical chants. http://cantusdatabase.org/.

Academy of Gregorian Chant. http://gregorien.info/type/pkey/10/en.

Calendoscope, a combined calendar of saints' days from two primary sources: Grotefend and The Society of Bollandists. http://calendriers.irht.cnrs.fr/calscope.htm

Grotefend, Hermann. Zeitrechnung des deutschen Mittelalters und der Neuzeit, 2 vols. in 3 vols., Hannover-Leipzig, 1891-1898. [Repr. Aalen, 1970-1984] Web. http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/gaeste/grotefend/grotefend.htm.

Glenn Gunhouse's Home Page (http://medievalist.net/). Links to a variety of explanations and resources. The Hypertext Book of Hours and Parallel English-Latin Psalter are especially helpful.

Georgetown University Labyrinth, extensive resources on medieval manuscripts. http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/display.cfm?Action=View&Category=Manuscripts

Online Collections (a few of many)

* Digital Scriptorium, a compilation of online images from manuscripts held in some of the biggest collections in the U.S. (Berkeley, Columbia, Yale, Walters Art Museum, and many others.) http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/digitalscriptorium/

Pierpont Morgan Library (New York). http://corsair.themorgan.org/

The J. Paul Getty Museum http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/exploreArt?typ=2033122

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg online manuscript collection at the University of Pennsylvania. http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/ljscollection/index.cfm

British Library. http://prodigi.bl.uk/illcat/welcome.htm

Online collections from the Bibliotheque Nationale of France. http://gallica.bnf.fr/

Bodleian Library (Oxford University). http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/finding-resources/special

Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/collections. (Also available as an Ipad app.)


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