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John Leland: De uiris illustribus / On Famous Men (British Writers of the M…



Equipped with a commission from Henry VIII, John Leland began to record the contents of English monastic libraries in 1533 before they were dispersed. His booklists were compiled as the primary resources for his comprehensive dictionary of British writers in four books, entitled De uiris illustribus. This remarkable testament to medieval and early modern habits of book collecting, but also to history and national identity, lay incomplete at Leland’s death. The sole extant witness to the…

The Routledge Research Companion To John Gower

ISBN 10 : 9781317043027
ISBN 13 : 1317043022

The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is di..


Anglicanus Ortus

ISBN 10 : 0888441800
ISBN 13 : 9780888441805

Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon, England (ca 1088-ca 1154) has been admired for centuries as the author of the monumental Historia Anglorum. The recent discovery of the Anglicanus ..


De Uiris Illustribus

ISBN 10 : NWU:35556040093676
ISBN 13 :

Equipped with a commission from Henry VIII, John Leland began to record the contents of English monastic libraries in 1533 before they were dispersed. His booklists were compiled a..



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