BL blogpost: In praise of the psalms

I have written another blogpost for the Medieval Manuscripts blog of the British Library!  This one is on a manuscript, Harley MS 2928, which we catalogued for the Polonsky England and France 700-1200 project, which turned out to include a copy of a text which I know very well.  De laude psalmorum (‘In praise of the psalms’) is a guide to singing the psalms for the purposes of private prayer, in which the reader can pick and choose which to sing according to their own needs.  I’ve also explained why there is a connection to another manuscript catalogued for the project, Ælfwine’s Prayerbook, on which I have written frequently on this blog.


A copy of De laude psalmorum, with a hole through it
London, British Library Harley MS 2928, f. 139r

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