Book Series Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts of Latin Commentaries on Aristotle in British Libraries, vol. 3

Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts of Latin Commentaries on Aristotle in British Libraries

Volume III: Aberdeen – York

Pamela Robinson

  • Pages: 327 p.
  • Size:152 x 229 mm
  • Illustrations:1 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2020

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-57339-7
  • Hardback
  • Available

A contribution to Aristotelian scholarship enriching an understanding of medieval thought and learning, this is the third volume in a series of catalogues describing manuscripts in British libraries with Latin commentaries and annotations demonstrating the medieval reader’s engagement with Aristotle’s text.


“Thomson’s and Robinson’s combined efforts have produced a splendid overview of Aristotelian scholarship with a British connection as it was preserved in medieval manuscripts.” (Pieter Beullens, in The Medieval Review, 21.11.38)


Pamela Robinson is Reader Emerita in Palaeography and Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of English Studies, University of London. She is the compiler of Catalogues of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in both Cambridge and London Libraries, and has published on codicology and later medieval manuscripts produced in England.


This is the third and final volume describing manuscripts and fragments in British libraries containing commentaries and glosses on the Latin Aristotle. It covers institutional libraries from Aberdeen to York, including cathedral libraries, and lists 193 main items (including fragments dismembered from several books), dating from the twelfth century until c.1500. While many of these manuscripts have come to Britain from elsewhere in Europe and were only acquired post-1500, they represent teaching and learning not only in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge but also in continental universities. A majority of them are now held in the British Library, London, and many have not been fully described before. The volume also includes addenda from Oxford and Cambridge, and four indexes are provided to facilitate searching the main text.