Dear New York Medievalists:
Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Browne sends this message concerning a collection of manuscripts from Corpus Christie College Oxford, now here in New York for the summer:
500 Years: Treasures from the Library of Corpus Christi College Oxford is an exhibition at the Center for Jewish History in the Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th St) until August 6th 2017. Corpus has the ‘most important collection of Anglo-Jewish manuscripts in the world’, among them notable survivors from pre-Expulsion era manuscripts of Hebrew and Latin, some of the oldest extant Rashi manuscripts and other items of note. There is also a Canterbury Tales, a Langland and other notable manuscripts. This relatively small but important and and fascinating exhibition is highly recommended.