Rare Book School
Preliminary Reading List
Please read the following before coming to class:
- Shailor, Barbara A. The medieval book: catalogue of an exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University (New Haven: Yale University Library, 1988; also available in pb).
- Clemens, Raymond and Timothy Graham. Introduction to Manuscript Studies. (Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2007). Chapters 1 (pp. 3–17), 5 (pp. 71–81) and 9 (pp. 129–134).
- For students with insufficient paleographical training: intensive study of the plates and transcriptions of the script samples in the book by Clemens and Graham, cited above (starting with Carolingian script).