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The chronicle of Melrose Abbey : a stratigraphic edition /
[edited by] Dauvit Broun & Julian Harrison.
imprint
Aberdeen : Scottish History Society ; Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007-
description
volumes <1> : illustrations ; 22 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
ISBN
090624529X, 9780906245293
format(s)
Computer Disc
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imprint
Aberdeen : Scottish History Society ; Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007-
isbn
090624529X
9780906245293
contents note
v. 1. Introduction and facsimile edition.
general note
"The DVD[-ROM] contains 254 digitised images grouped into three files. There is a file each for Julius B. XIII fos 1-47 and Faustina B. IX fos 1-75, with an image for the recto and verso of each folio. The third file consists of ten detailed images ..."--Vol. 1, p. x.
"The Latin of the chronicle and its rendering into English are promised for volumes ii and iii, which are in progress (and will appear no earlier than 2010)."--Volume 1, page vi.
catalogue key
6179750
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'The chronicle of Melrose' is the principal source for Scottish history in the late 12th and 13th centuries; it is also a remarkable survival of a chronicle-manuscript that grew for over a century. It is thus of great importance to historians and palaeographers alike.
Main Description
Edition, with full apparatus, of a Chronicle of crucial importance for Scottish medieval history.
Main Description
The Chronicle of Melrose Abbey is the principal source for Scottish history in the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries; it is also a remarkable survival of a chronicle-manuscript that grew for over a century. It is thus of great importance to historians and palaeographers alike.This new edition is accompanied by a detailed introduction, offering a full account of scribes; a collation of the manuscript; a discussion of the manuscript's evolution and binding-history in the light of its disbinding in 2005 and 2006; a new 'stratigraphic' approach to the chronicle's development; and a full account of the manuscript's history. There is also a discussion of Cistercian chronicling in the British Isles. Of particular interest is the recognition that the manuscript comprised part of British Library MS Cotton Julius B. XIII as well as Cotton Faustina B. IX, shedding new light on the nature of the original codex and its date. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing digitised images of the whole manuscript. Dr DAUVIT BROUN teaches in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. JULIAN HARRISON is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow, and Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the British Library.

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