Houghton Library Studies

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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1.Cover: A Garland of Satire, Wisdom, and History: Latin Verse from Twelfth-Century France (Carmina Houghtoniensia)

A Garland of Satire, Wisdom, and History: Latin Verse from Twelfth-Century France (Carmina Houghtoniensia)

Ziolkowski, Jan M.
Balint, Bridget K.

This book brings into print editions, translations, and commentaries for more than two dozen unique poems (in Latin) from the late eleventh and early twelfth century, preserved in Houghton Library’s anthology known as MS Lat 300. This book offers unparalleled access to the anthology, previously unavailable in English.

2.Cover: Leaves from Paradise: The Cult of John the Evangelist at the Dominican Convent of Paradies bei Soest

Leaves from Paradise: The Cult of John the Evangelist at the Dominican Convent of Paradies bei Soest

Hamburger, Jeffrey F.

A pair of leaves recently acquired by Houghton Library presents an opportunity to examine the illuminated sequence composed in honor of John the Evangelist. The richly decorated fragments promise to transform our understanding of the special place of Christ’s “beloved disciple” in 14th-century art, liturgy, theology, and mysticism.

3.Cover: Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant

Ambrosiana at Harvard: New Sources of Milanese Chant

Kelly, Thomas Forrest
Mugmon, Matthew

This collection of ten essays constitutes the proceedings of a two-day conference held at Harvard in October 2007. The conference focused on three medieval manuscripts of Ambrosian chant owned by Houghton Library. The generously illustrated essays explore the manuscripts as physical objects and place them in their urban and historical contexts, as well as in the musical and ecclesiastical context of Milan, Italy, and medieval Europe.

4.Cover: A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic

A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic "Autobiography of Half Moon"

McLaughlin, Castle

A ledger book of drawings by Lakota Sioux warriors found in 1876 on the Little Bighorn battlefield offers a rare first-person Native American record of events that likely occurred in 1866–1868 during Red Cloud’s War. This color facsimile edition uncovers the origins, ownership, and cultural and historical significance of this unique artifact.

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