Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Dom Edmond Obrecht Collection of Gethsemani Abbey
The Trappist abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky (the house of Thomas Merton) owns the eclectic Dom Edmond Obrecht Collection of manuscripts, which contains not only medieval manuscripts but materials of interest for the study of the French Revolution. Most items are of Cistercian origin, but other monastic traditions are represented as well. Produced between 1140-1960, the collection was brought to the USA during the first part of the twentieth century. This catalogue is the first and only full codicological description of these manuscripts.
The Origins of the Obrecht Collection
Guide to Understanding the Descriptions
Appendix: Copies of Printed Materials Index of Provenance
Index of Incipits
Index of Title Pages
Index of Subjects
Map of Origins of Manuscripts
Susan Steuer holds a PhD in medieval history from the University of Minnesota and a MLS from Indiana University. She is currently the Cistercian Studies and Rare Book and Special Collections Librarian at Western Michigan University.
E. Rozanne Elder was the director of the Institute of Cistercian Studies and Editorial Director of Cistercian Publications until 2008, when she returned to teaching. She is now professor emerita of history at WMU.
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