Neil Ripley Ker

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Neil Ripley Ker CBE FBA (/kɜːr/; 1908–1982) was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon literature. He is known especially for his Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon, which is praised as a milestone in Anglo-Saxon manuscript study.[1] He was University Reader in Palaeography at Oxford until he retired in 1968.

Legacy[edit]

Annually, the British Academy awards grants in Ker's name to scholars who publish books "that include analysis of the distinctive features of original manuscripts."[2]

Publications (selected)[edit]

  • 1941: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain
  • 1954 Fragments of Medieval Manuscripts Used as Pastedowns in Oxford Bindings
  • 1957: Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon
  • 1960: English Manuscripts in the Century after the Norman Conquest
  • 1964: Medieval Libraries of Great Britain; 2nd ed.
  • 1969: Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries; vol. 1
  • 1977: Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries; vol. 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lapidge, Michael (1993). "Abbot Germanus, Winchcombe, Ramsey and the Cambridge Psalter". Anglo-Latin Literature 900-1066. Continuum. p. 387. ISBN 1-85285-012-4.
  2. ^ "Neil Ker Memorial Fund". British Academy. 2011. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Doyle, A. I. (1993). Neil Ripley Ker, 1908-1982. Reprinted from 1991 lectures and memoirs, Proceedings of the British Academy, 80. Oxford University Press for the British Academy. OCLC 311053451.

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