The Cambridge history of libraries in Britain and Ireland

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Subjects: Libraries--Great Britain--History
Libraries--Ireland--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
LC Classification: Z
Table of Contents: List of illustrations xi
List of contributors xii
Acknowledgements xiii
List of abbreviations xv
Introduction / Teresa Webber 1
THE PHYSICAL SETTING
1a.. The medieval library (to c. 1450) / Richard Gameson 13
1b.. The early modern library (to c. 1640) / Clare Sargent 51
pt. ONE . THE MEDIEVAL LIBRARY
2.. Celtic Britain and Ireland in the early middle ages 69
3.. Anglo-Saxon England / David Ganz 91
4.. Monastic and cathedral book collections in the late eleventh and twelfth centuries / Teresa Webber 109
5.. The libraries of religious houses in the late middle ages / David N. Bell 126
6.. College and university book collections and libraries / Roger Lovatt 132
7.. Bishops and kings: private book collections in medieval England / Teresa Webber 178
8.. The medieval librarian / Richard Sharpe 218
9.. Borrowing and reference: access to libraries in the late middle ages / Peter J. Lucas 242
pt. TWO . REFORMATION, DISSOLUTION, NEW LEARNING
10.. The dispersal of the monastic libraries and the salvaging of the spoils / James P. Carley 265
11.. Extending the frontiers: scholar collectors / Julian Roberts 292
12.. Matthew Parker's manuscripts: an Elizabethan library and its use / Timothy Graham 322
pt. THREE . TOOLS OF THE TRADE
13.. Universities and colleges / Kristian Jensen 345
14.. Major ecclesiastical libraries: from Reformation to Civil War / David Selwyn 363
15.. Clerical and parish libraries / Arnold Hunt 400
16.. Schools and schoolmasters (to c. 1550) / Nicholas Orme 420
17.. School libraries (c. 1540 to 1640) / William Barker 435
18.. Common lawyers and the Inns of Court / J. H. Baker 448
19.. Medical libraries 461
20.. Heralds' libraries / Pamela Selwyn 472
pt. FOUR . LIBRARIES FOR LEISURE
21.. ̀The profession of a gentleman': books for the gentry and the nobility (c. 1560 to 1640) / David Selwyn 489
22.. Libraries of the ̀common sort' / Margaret Spufford 520
23.. The libraries of the antiquaries (c. 1580-1640) and the idea of a national collection / Richard Ovenden 527
pt. FIVE . ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION
24.. Library administration (c. 1475 to 1640) / C. Y. Ferdinand 565
25.. Libraries and the organisation of knowledge / David Mckitterick 592
Select bibliography 616
General index 641
Index of manuscripts 683
Additional Authors: Leedham-Green, E. S
Webber, Teresa
Mandelbrote, Giles
Notes: LCCN: 2005003940
ISBN: 0521858089 (set)
ISBN: 0521781949 (v. 1)
ISBN: 0521792746 (v. 2)
ISBN: 0521780977 (v. 3)
ISBN: 9780521858083
ISBN: 9780521781947
ISBN: 9780521792745
ISBN: 9780521780971
EAN: 9780521858083
EAN: 9780521781947
EAN: 9780521792745
EAN: 9780521780971
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents: v. 1. To 1640 / edited by Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Teresa Webber -- v. 2. 1640-1850 / edited by Giles Mandelbrote, Keith Manley -- v. 3. 1850-2000 / edited by Alistiar Black and Peter Hoare
Physical Description: 3 v. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 57731122
ISBN/ISSN: 0521858089
0521781949
0521792746
0521780977
9780521858083
9780521781947
9780521792745
9780521780971
9780521858083
9780521781947
9780521792745
9780521780971

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