The Bodleian Library holds a significant collection of Latin medieval manuscripts from Germany--more specifically from Würzburg, Eberbach, and Mainz. The medieval manuscripts from Würzburg, most of which were acquired by William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, during the period of the Thirty Years' War, constitute an invaluable collection. Most of these codices originally belonged to the cathedral chapter of Würzburg, the Domstift St. Kilian, and date back to the ninth century.
Presenting detailed descriptions of more than fifty of manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
provides an authoritative catalog, including many important early copies of the manuscripts of church fathers during the Carolingian period. Daniela Mairhofer examines each from both a textual and paleographic point of view, paying careful attention to the provenance of the manuscript, as well as to physical characteristics like decoration and binding. Entries are accompanied by copious color plates.