Reading Medieval Studies

ISSN 0950-3129

The GCMS publishes a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, Reading Medieval Studies. One issue is published annually. Guest editors are welcomed for either special or regular issues.  The journal was launched in 1975.

Reading Medieval Studies is edited by Carolina Escobar-Vargas ( ).

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Now available

Reading Medieval Studies XLII (2016)

Professor Lindy Grant (University of Reading) 

Introduction to this Special Edition on Reading Abbey. Reading Abbey: Intellectual and Artistic Culture in an International Context 

Michael Gullick (Independent Scholar)

Reflections and Observations on Romanesque Manuscripts and Charters from Reading Abbey

Dr Laura Cleaver (Trinity College, Dublin)

History Books at Reading in the Twelfth Century

Professor Anne Lawrence-Mathers (University of Reading)

The Reading Computus Manuscript: St John's College, Cambridge MS A 22

Dr Teresa Webber (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Reading in the Refectory at Reading Abbey

Professor (Emeritus) Nigel Morgan (University of Cambridge)

The Calendar and Litany of Reading Abbey

Dr Cynthia Johnston (IES, London)
'In the custom of this country': The Migration of Decorative Style in Thirteenth-century Reading Abbey Manuscripts

Professor Catherine Léglu (University of Reading)
Reading Abbey's Anglo-Norman French Translation of the Bible (London, British Library, Royal MS 1 C III)

Professor (Emeritus) Brian Kemp (University of Reading)
The Reading Abbey Formulary (Berkshire Record Office, D/EZ 176/1)



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