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Book Fastenings and Furnishings: an Archaeology of Late Medieval

The Warburg Institute
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Charlotte Howsam , Archaeology South-East, University College London

Throughout the late medieval period, books were an integral part of religious monastic life, and yet such objects have received little attention from an analytical archaeological perspective, despite the significant quantity of metal book fittings recovered from English monastic sites. This paper will demonstrate how the archaeological and historical study of this form of material culture can enhance our understanding of the wider social and cultural contexts of late medieval books.

Convenors: Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library); Keith A. Manley (National Trust); Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute); Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary)

These seminars are jointly sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, the Warburg Institute and the Library & Information History Group of CILIP.
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