Libraries and Books in Medieval England: Decay and Closure of Libraries | University of Oxford

Libraries and Books in Medieval England: Decay and Closure of Libraries

Speaker
Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-19
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
The Weston LIbrary
Broad Street
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Library lecture theatre, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The histories of libraries in medieval England offer an insight into the intellectual and cultural life of the period. This should not obscure the fact that books made for individual use were more common than books for communal use. In these lectures, Professor Sharpe explains what evidence we have from medieval libraries; how our views of these may alter in the light of recent research; and the changing nature of libraries in medieval England.