This Handlist records the known works of
more than two thousand Latin writers from England, Ireland, Scotland
and Wales from the fifth century to the sixteenth. British and Irish
writers who spent their careers on the continent of Europe, continental
writers whose careers brought them to Britain or Ireland, and writers
who worked under Anglo-Norman rulers in France all find their place.
The emphasis is bibliographical rather than biographical, and the aim
is to enable the reader easily to discover what an author wrote and
where copies may be found. The best or most accessible editions are
cited for printed texts, lists of manuscripts are provided for
unprinted works or for those works where the available editions do not
provide this information. The number of Latin works identified exceeds
5200. Richard Sharpe is the Professor in Diplomatic in the University
of Oxford and a fellow of Wadham College. He is general editor of the
Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues.