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Blockbücher der Universitätsbibliothek München ediert

Sämtliche Blockbücher der Universitätsbibliothek München sind in einer Farbmikrofiche-Edition erschienen. Mit neun Titeln in elf überwiegend kolorierten Ausgaben handelt es sich nach der Sammlung der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek und dem Kupferstichkabinett Berlin um eine der größten in Deutschland, die nunmehr in Abbildung und Beschreibung präsentiert wird. Wie der übrige Altbestand der ältesten staatlichen Bibliothek in Bayern stammen die 11 Exemplare aus der Vorgängeruniversität Ingolstadt bzw. dem dortigen Jesuitenkolleg sowie aus säkularisierten bayerischen Klöstern. Nur eines dieser Stücke, die Apokalypse, war bisher wenigstens in einem Schwarzweiß-Faksimile publiziert worden, neun weitere sind immerhin in der Literatur bereits des öfteren zitiert; der deutsche Kalender des Regiomontanus allerdings ist bis dato fast unbemerkt geblieben. Die Edition der drei deutschsprachigen und 8 lateinischen Xylographa mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen bringt für Studium und Forschung einen leichteren Zugang bei möglichster Schonung der empfindlichen Originale:

Bibel der Armen – Speculum humanae salvationis – Canticum canticorum – Ars memorandi – Defensorium virginitatis Mariae – Apocalypsis – Der Endkrist und die fünfzehn Zeichen – Ars moriendi – Regiomontanus: Deutscher Kalender für 1475 bis 1530 : Farbmikrofiche-Edition der Blockbücher der Universitätsbibliothek München / historische Einf. von Wolfgang Müller. Katalogbeschreibungen und Verzeichnisse der Tafeln von Helga Lengenfelder. – München: Ed. Lengenfelder, 2004. – 96 S. Text, 8 Mikrofiches. Ln. - (Monumenta xylographica et typographica ; 5). – ISBN 3-89219-405-X. – 260,-- Euro.



Christianity and Culture Project recently produced a new low-cost
CD-ROM Teaching and Learning Resource, Images of Salvation: the Bible
through Medieval Art
. Details of the Project and a sample page from the
CD-ROM can be viewed on our website


A Medievalist's Odyssey:
Helene Wieruszowski, Scholar,
ed. Emil J. Polak
(Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2004)

This study recounts the story of Helene Wieruszowski who fled Hitler's Germany, then Spain and Italy, to the US where she became the first full-time woman historian at The City College of New York and an internationally recognized medieval and Renaissance scholar of medieval political theory and the art of letter writing. The volume contains essays by Catherine Epstein (Amherst College), James J. Murphy (University of California at Davis), Kenneth Pennington (The Catholic University of America) and Ronald Witt (Duke University).

Price: $14 (within the US); $20 (outside US, only in US funds drawn on a US bank)

Send payment to: Emil J. Polak, 405 East 56th Street Apt 10A, New York, NY 10022 USA


European Medieval Drama 7 (2003)

European Medieval Drama 7 (2003) has just been published. Full details of its contents are provided below. This is the first volume of EMD to be published under the aegis of the new agreement between the publishers, Brepols ( http://www.brepols.net ), and the SITM ( http://burgundy.byu.edu/sitm ). Paid-up members of the a SITM benefit from substantially reduced subscription rates. For subscription to the SITM, please contact Jesse Hurlbut (Jesse_Hurlbut@byu.edu).

We are now planning EMD 8 and 9, and invite colleagues to send in contributions for these volumes. As you probably know, we publish original academic research, in either English or French, on any aspect of mediaeval European drama. We also publish translations into English of non-English mediaeval plays. We do not set out to publish reviews of all books published in our field, but we do normally include a small number of reviews of important works. We always welcome suggestions as to which books we might consider reviewing. If anyone has any queries about the possibility of making a contribution to EMD, please do not hesitate to contact the editor. We can also send potential contributors a copy of the EMD stylesheet.


Tant d'emprises — So Many Undertakings

Essays in Honour of Anne F. Sutton

The Ricardian , volume XIII, 2003.

Edited by Livia Visser-Fuchs

Thirty-seven contributions to celebrate Anne's twenty-five years of editorship of The Ricardian, the journal of the Richard III Society. Subjects range from heralds' tabards to cadaver tombs, and the career of John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, to the inventory of a fifteenth-century necromancer. Includes Julia Boffey on books and readers in Calais, Margaret Connolly on Beatrice Cornburgh, Martha Driver on images of reading, Tony Edwards on Lydgate's Order of Fools , Mary Erler on Hoccleve's portrait, and Susan Powell on a sermon for St Georges day.

Available from the Richard III Society Sales Department,
Time Travellers Ltd., PO Box 7253, Tamworth, Staffs B79 9BF, England
00 44 1455 212272, ricardiansales@postmaster.co.uk
£15, p&p within the UK £4, rest of the world £6.

For full contents list and more details www.richardiii.net under ‘What's New'.




The Beauchamp Pageant

Edited by Alexandra Sinclair

A new facsimile in full color of the British Library Manuscript illustrating the life of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, made in 1483-84, with an introcution, a life of Richard Beauchamp and commentaries to all fifty five folios of line drawings.

Published by the Richard III and Yorkist History Trust

Available from Paul Watkins
1 High Street
Donington, Lincolnshire PE11 4TA
Telephone: 017755 821542
Price £55 including postage and packing

For book flyer, including cover image, click here.

Updated 1/31/05