medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
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|Subject:||[LIS-RAREBOOKS] Lecture series: The material history of the Bible in England 1200-1600|
|Date:||Tue, 15 May 2018 08:13:58 +0000|
|From:||Suzanne Paul <[log in to unmask]>|
|Reply-To:||Suzanne Paul <[log in to unmask]>|
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You may be interested in a series of lectures taking place at Cambridge University Library over the next few weeks on the material history of the late medieval and early modern Bible:
From the rise of mass-produced Vulgates in the thirteenth century to the proliferation of innovative vernacular prints in the sixteenth, five lectures will chart the history of the Bible in England across print and reform. Manuscript and early printed bibles from the collections of Cambridge University Library will support a new history of the Bible in England, one which blurs the boundaries between reform and conservatism, and between the Church and heresy. Among their pages we will encounter a hidden portrait of Jane Seymour, the marks of scholars, children and crooks, and the discovery of America.
Each lecture will be accompanied by a display of manuscripts and books from the Library’s collections and will be followed by a discussion led by a respondent.
22 May— The Late Medieval Bible: Beyond Innovation
29 May— Wycliffite Bibles and the Limits of Orthodoxy
5 June— 1535 and the First Two English Bibles
12 June— The Great Bible as a Useless Book
19 June— The Bibles of Edward VI and Beyond: Moving Fast Forward
The lectures are given by Dr Eyal Poleg, senior lecturer in material history at Queen Mary University of London. Each lecture will take place at 5:30pm in the Milstein Room at CUL. The lectures each stand alone and everyone is welcome. Please do circulate this among your networks.
Dr Suzanne Paul
Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge CB3 9DR
Tel: 01223 333149