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The Bible in the Twelfth Century

The Bible in the Twelfth Century

An Exhibition of Manuscripts at the Houghton Library

Laura Light

ISBN 9780974396347

Publication date: 09/30/2005

In the late 1980s, Laura Light undertook the monumental task of bringing up to the standards of modern scholarship the catalogue descriptions of the Houghton’s medieval manuscripts—more than 1,300 in all. Among the fruits of that project was an exhibition in the Library of twelfth century Biblical manuscripts.

Light’s catalogue catches the culture of the medieval book at its height, not only in Bibles but in breviaries, lectionaries, commentaries, and works of the Doctors and Fathers of the Church.


  • Laura Light is a former manuscript cataloguer at the Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 120 pages
  • 8-1/2 x 11 inches
  • Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library