Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library

Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Typ 216

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Philip S. Moore, The Works of Peter of Poitiers: Master in Theology and Chancellor of Paris (1193-1205).  Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1936.  HOLLIS
MS unknown to Moore.

Joseph Martini, Catalogue 26. Lugano, Switzerland, 1936.  MS cited as no. 18.

H. P. Kraus, Catalogue 56. New York, 1951.  MS cited as no. 29 and pl. 21.

Harvard College Library, Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts: An Exhibition held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14–April 1, 1955. Cambridge, Mass.: n.p., 1955. MS cited n. 25, pl. 5.
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 271.
Brief description of manuscript’s contents, physical properties, and provenance.

M. T. Clanchy, From Memory to Written Record, England, 1066-1307. 1st ed, London: Edward Arnold, 1979; 2nd ed., Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.
Section of MS reproduced as Plate XII with Peter of Poitiers dictating to a scribe.

William H. Monroe, “A Roll-Manuscript of Peter of Poitiers’ Compendium,” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 65 (1978), p. 92-107. MS cited p. 95-96, fig. 2b.
MS cited in essay on Cleveland Museum of Art MS 73.5, an English copy of this text from the early thirteenth century, also in roll-form. HOLLIS

Laura Light, The Bible in the Twelfth Century: An Exhibition of Manuscripts at the Houghton Library. Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1988. MS cited n. 39.

Nigel J. Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts [II]: 1250-1285. Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles Volume 4.  London: Harvey Miller, 1988.  HOLLIS
MS cited on p. 180 in a description of London, British Library MS Royal 14. B. IX.
Gerald B. Guest, “Authorizing the Toledo moralized Bible: exegesis and the gothic matrix,” Word & Image 18.3 (2002), 231-251.  HOLLIS
MS reproduced as Fig. 12.

Cornelia Logemann, Heilige Ordnungen: Die Bild-Räume der ‘Vie de Saint Denis’ (1317) und die französische Buchmalerei des 14. Jahrhunderts.  Köln, Weimar and Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2009.  MS reproduced as pl. 116HOLLIS

Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton, Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), 34.
This MS reproduced as plates 14-18 in a discussion of the role of such manuscripts as the foundation for modern timelines.

Lisa Fagin Davis in Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, ed. Jeffrey F. Hamburger, et al. [Chestnut Hill, MA]: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2016, no. 94. HOLLIS; Beyond Words (PDF of entry available)