Primer 4: Bestsellers

Text by Pascale Bourgain (Ecole des Chartes) and Laura Light.
LES ENLUMINURES, 2014
Fully illustrated, in English, 36 pages
$10.00

"Bestsellers", the fourth volume in our series of "Primers", assembles a group of manuscripts that survive in many hundreds of copies to explore the idea of the medieval "bestseller." Medieval "bestsellers" were the texts considered truly important, and thus preferentially copied, during the Middle Ages. The texts in this collection include some that are still read today, alongside others, of equal significance, that are hardly known even to scholars and almost certainly seldom read.

Fully illustrated, in English,
Primer 4: Bestsellers: Text by Pascale Bourgain (Ecole des Chartes) and Laura Light.
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