The Bristol Merlin: Revealing the Secrets of a Medieval Fragment (Paperback)

The Bristol Merlin: Revealing the Secrets of a Medieval Fragment By Leah Tether, Laura Chuhan Campbell, Benjamin Pohl Cover Image
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Description


The discovery of seven manuscript fragments of the Old French Suite Vulgate du Merlin in a set of early printed books in the Bristol Central Library hit global headlines in 2019. This book contains a comprehensive study of these fascinating Arthurian fragments.

Beginning with an extensive contextual history, the authors reveal details of the fragments' origin, their importation to England, and their subsequent journey to a waste pile in a bookbinder's workshop, where they would be incorporated into the bindings of a four-volume edition of the works of Jean Gerson in the early sixteenth century. A full enquiry into the provenance of these host volumes sets out the possible routes from the bookbinder's workshop to their final home in Bristol Central Library.

Using multi-spectral imaging to read the damaged sections of text, the authors also provide a full edition and translation of the narrative contained in the fragments.

About the Author


Leah Tether===========Leah Tether is Professor of Medieval Literature and Publishing at the University of Bristol.Laura Chuhan Campbell=====================Laura Chuhan Campbell is at Durham University.Benjamin Pohl=============Benjamin Pohl is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Bristol.Michael Richardson==================Michael Richardson is Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bristol.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781802700688
ISBN-10: 1802700684
Publisher: ARC Humanities Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2022
Language: English