Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford (Hardcover)


In 1566, Queen Elizabeth I visited Oxford for the first time. She toured the colleges, gave lectures, and attended a play in her honor at Christ Church. She was presented with a companion--a handbook made specifically for her and now fully reproduced as "Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford,"
Newly translated, the book's Latin verse is written in a conversational tone as a lively discussion between the revered Queen and a knowledgeable guide. The volume also includes exquisite pen-and-ink drawings of Oxford's most famous buildings and an illuminating introduction by Louise Durning that places the text in its proper historical context. As Durning relates, "Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford" served several purposes, the most important of which was Oxford's interest in the Queen's potential patronage of a new college. Although Elizabeth never honored the request, she was eventually honored as the "founder" of Jesus College.
"Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford" offers a glimpse into the process of patronage during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It will be treasured by scholars of Elizabethan history as well as by anyone interested in the historical development of universities around the world.

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In 1566, Queen Elizabeth I visited Oxford for the first time. She toured the colleges, gave lectures, and attended a play in her honor at Christ Church. She was presented with a companion--a handbook made specifically for her and now fully reproduced as "Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford,"
Newly translated, the book's Latin verse is written in a conversational tone as a lively discussion between the revered Queen and a knowledgeable guide. The volume also includes exquisite pen-and-ink drawings of Oxford's most famous buildings and an illuminating introduction by Louise Durning that places the text in its proper historical context. As Durning relates, "Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford" served several purposes, the most important of which was Oxford's interest in the Queen's potential patronage of a new college. Although Elizabeth never honored the request, she was eventually honored as the "founder" of Jesus College.
"Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford" offers a glimpse into the process of patronage during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It will be treasured by scholars of Elizabethan history as well as by anyone interested in the historical development of universities around the world.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Bodleian Library

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Release date

October 2006

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

First published

November 2005

Editors

Translators

Dimensions

250 x 176 x 12mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover - Sewn / With printed dust jacket

Pages

128

ISBN-13

978-1-85124-315-0

Barcode

9781851243150

Categories

LSN

1-85124-315-1



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