Bloomsbury Medieval Studies, named one of the best databases of 2020 by Library Journal, offers a global perspective on this rich field of study, bringing together high-quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and object images in a one-stop digital resource to open up the Medieval world.
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The Vision of Piers Plowman Manuscript
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies provides digital access to the manuscript of William Langland’s The Vision of Piers Plowman (1403) currently housed with the Senate House Library, enabling users to explore the landmark work in exquisite detail from anywhere in the world. This manuscript is written in a set book-hand on both sides of 97 folio leaves of vellum and is bound in modern white pig skin. The first page of the manuscript is decorated with an illuminated capital in blue, with red and brown ink penwork heightened with gold. A new and exclusive Commentary Article by Thorlac Turville-Petre and Sarah Wood bridges the gap between primary and secondary content and places the manuscript within its historical and cultural context.