The Medieval Liturgical Psalter: Typology and Patterns of Use

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Elizabeth Solopova (Bodleian Library)
Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 17:15
Taylor Institution

Dr Elizabeth Solopova is currently Research Fellow at the Faculty of English (Oxford University). She specializes in Old and Middle English literature and linguistics. Her research focuses on the Wycliffite Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible into English, which survives in 250 manuscripts. She is the author of a forthcoming catalogue of medieval liturgical psalters in the Bodleian Library, a study of over a hundred psalters from Western Europe, covering the contents, physical make-up, provenance and liturgical aspects of these widely used service and prayer books. She is also collaborating with historical geographers in her research on medieval maps. In particular her recent work focused on the 14th-century Gough map of Great Britain in the Bodleian Library and the tradition of medieval map-making it

She is author or co-author of "Key Concepts in Medieval Literature, Palgrave Key Concepts: Literature" (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); "The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien" (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); "The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales on CD-ROM" (Cambridge: CUP, 2000); the online "The Index of Middle English Verse" ( and "The Gough Map of Great Britain", digital edition and facsimile ( She has also published widely in journals and contributed chapters in an impressively large number of volumes.