All Souls Con 2019 Bibliography

As I promised, some resources to follow-up from my Cardiff paper!

(As soon as the video links are made public, I’ll post those on the blog as I did for 2018!)


Manuscripts (Cited & Digitised for Further Looking)

Roman de la Rose:

Edinburgh University MS 12 (Four Gospels):

Bald’s Leechbook,British Library Royal MS 12 Dxvii:

Herbal, Oxford Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 130:,t+,rsrs+0,rsps+10,fa+,so+ox%3Asort%5Easc,scids+,pid+98127ed0-4bde-41e0-a93a-98a185b01de8,vi+98ecf3de-7f64-45af-97b6-7dbd550abd88


Bestiary/Wonders of the East:


The Ordinal of Alchemy


Aurora Consurgens:


Bible historiale:


Selected Sources + Further Reading:


Blogs & Websites:


Abraham, Lyndy. A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001.

Barber, Howard. Bestiary: Being a Version of Bodleian Library, Oxford MS Bodley 764 with All the Original Miniatures Reproduced in Facsimile.Woodbridge: Boydell Press for the Bodleian Library, 2006.

Dupré, Sven, Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk and Beat Wismer, eds. Art & Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation. Munich: Hirmer, 2014.

Fourné, Éléonore. L’iconographie de la Bible Historiale. Tunhout: Brepols, 2012.

Harrison, Freya,  Aled Roberts, Rebecca Gabrilska, Kendra Rumbaugh, Christina Lee, and Stephen Diggle. “A 1,000 Year Old Antimicrobial Remedy with Antistaphylococcal Activity.” mBio6 (4) 2015, 1-7.

Hassig, Debra. The Mark of the Beast: The Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature. New York: Garland, 1999.

Mittman, Asa and Susan Kim. Inconceiivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript.Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2013.

Monk, Christopher. “A Context for the sexualization of monsters in The Wonders of the East.” Anglo-Saxon England41 (2012), 79-99.

McGerr, Rosemarie Potz. “Guyart Desmoulins, the Vernacular Master of Histories, and His Bible historiale.” Viator14 (1983), 211-244.

Smith, Kathryn.Art, Identity, and Devotion in 14thCentury England: Three Women and Their Books of Hours. London: British Library, 2003.

Silec, Tatjana and Raeleen Chai-Elsholz and Leo Carruthers, eds. Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Wamberg, Jacob, eds. Art & Alchemy. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Cophenhagen, 2006.

Wieck, Roger. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. G. Braziller, 2001.




[Cover Image courtesy of The All Souls Podcast!]

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