Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts
Distributed for British Library
All five of these manuscripts represent important keys to our understanding of the history of medieval English culture, and Scott’s book is packed with exciting new findings. She uncovers artistic connections to several other noteworthy books of the period and makes the discovery that one of the manuscripts contains a model for Nicholas of Lyra’s influential commentary Postilla litteralis. The other manuscripts featured include unique English miniatures of the Bible, a Benedictional, the Abbey of the Holy Ghost, and Peter of Poitiers’s genealogical chronicle. Scott’s expertise, as well as the high quality of the images, makes this book essential for medieval scholars.