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Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Dom Edmond Obrecht Collection of Gethsemani Abbey

Edited by E Rozanne Elder and Susan M B Steuer

Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Dom Edmond Obrecht Collection of Gethsemani Abbey
Hardback, 208 pages £39.50
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781580442220
Format: 260mm x 210mm
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies, Middle English Literature
Series: Monastic Life, Monasticism

The Trappist abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky (the house of Thomas Merton) owns the eclectic Dom Edmond Obrecht Collection of manuscripts, which contains not only medieval manuscripts but materials of interest for the study of the French Revolution. Most items are of Cistercian origin, but other monastic traditions are represented as well. Produced between 1140-1960, the collection was brought to the USA during the first part of the twentieth century. This catalogue is the first and only full codicological description of these manuscripts.

The Origins of the Obrecht Collection Acknowledgments Contributors Title Index Abbreviations Guide to Understanding the Descriptions Manuscript Descriptions Appendix: Copies of Printed Materials Index of Provenance Index of Incipits Index of Title Pages Index of Subjects Glossary Bibliography Map of Origins of Manuscripts

Susan Steuer holds a PhD in medieval history from the University of Minnesota and a MLS from Indiana University. She is currently the Cistercian Studies and Rare Book and Special Collections Librarian at Western Michigan University. E. Rozanne Elder was the director of the Institute of Cistercian Studies and Editorial Director of Cistercian Publications until 2008, when she returned to teaching. She is now professor emerita of history at WMU.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 208 pages
 260mm x 210mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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