Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Medieval Manuscripts and Their Makers and Users: A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Medieval Manuscripts and Their Makers and Users: A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse

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Medieval Manuscripts and their Makers and Users; ? Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse, published under the auspices of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011). 3 21 pp. ISBN 978-2-503-53894-5. $145.00. This volume dedicated to the Rouses covers a wide range of topics dear to the honorands' hearts. Appropriately, in view of the special blend of history and book history in Richard and Mary Rouse's own work, pride of place is given to individuals associated with the making and collecting of books in the Middle Ages (Richard de Fourneval and his library, the illuminator Jean Le Noir and his associations with the Cluniac priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs in Paris, the French humanist and translator Laurent de Premierfait, the English scribe and donor to St Augustine's Canterbury Dan Michel of Northgate, the English Carthusian scribe William Darker), and to the manuscripts of the Paris booktrade (including a Prose Tristan associated with the workshop of Richard and Jeanne de Monbaston - whom the Rouses made famous - and the political context of a copy of Benoît de SainteMaure's Roman de Troie). …

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