This week's news is heavy on medieval books, of one kind or another.
- 14th Century textbook shines a light on Reading Abbey
A Latin manuscript that served as a legal textbook opens a window to Reading in the 1300s. Article by Linda Fort at Get Reading.
- The Algorithms That Automatically Date Medieval Manuscripts
Scholars at the University of Toronto are working on new techniques to determine when various medieval books were made. Blog at MIT Technology Review.
- A corner of Anglo Saxon England: The 15th century manor hall with 1,000 years of history that can be yours for £400,000
Though updated for modern comfort, you can clearly see the medieval bones of the structure in some of the photos. Feature by David Burr at the Daily Mail.
- Liverpool University Press acquires Medieval, Classics and History lists from University of Exeter Press
The acquisition will allow LUP to make "much of the Exeter list available digitally for the first time," according to Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press. Item at SourceWire.