Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya

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The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honour of Toshiyuki Takamiya, ed. Takami Matsuda, Richard A. Linenthal, and John Scahill (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer; Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer; Tokyo: Yushodo Press, 2004). xx + 530 pp.; 78 illustrations. ISBN 1-84384-020-0. £50.00/885.00. This large and impressive volume celebrates the sixtieth birthday of Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya, and his important contribution to medieval studies over many years. The forty essays contained in the volume reflect the several research interests of Professor Takamiya: medieval manuscripts, early printed books, Arthurian literature, and medievalism of both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Many of the contributors engage with the books and manuscripts within the very significant Takamiya collection. Derek Brewer recollects the time spent by Professor Takamiya in Cambridge; essays by Rosamond McKitterick, Christopher de Hamel, Piero Boitani, Yoko Wada, Jill Mann, Helen Cooper, A. …

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