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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Dr de Hamel awarded 2017 Wolfson History Prize

Dr Christopher de Hamel has been awarded the 2017 Wolfson History Prize for his book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts.

Sir David Cannadine, Chair of the Prize Judges, said:

“Christopher de Hamel's outstanding and original book pushes the boundaries of what it is and what it means to write history. By framing each manuscript of which he writes as the story of his own personal encounter with it, he leads the reader on many unforgettable journeys of discovery and learning. Deeply imaginative, beautifully written, and unfailingly humane, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts distils a lifelong love of these astonishing historical treasures, which the author brings so vividly to life. It is a masterpiece.”