Dr Malcolm Walsby
Dr Malcolm Walsby

Malcolm Walsby

BA, PhD - Lecturer

 
Contact Details

E-mail - mnw@st-andrews.ac.uk

Malcolm Walsby is Project Manager of the AHRC funded French book project. He was educated at the University of Kent at Canterbury. His doctoral research explored "Land, lineage & patronage in late medieval and renaissance France: the Comtes de Laval 1429-1605". He also received the diploma for foreign students of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (1999-2000).


Teaching and Research Interests

The French nobility and the court in the 15th and 16th centuries; Late mediaeval and early modern Brittany and Maine; the French Wars of Religion; the history of the book fifteenth to seventeenth centuries.


Main Publications

Monographs

  • The Printed Book in Brittany 1484-1600 (Leiden: Brill, 2011).  [Details]
  • The Counts of Laval: Culture, Patronage and Religion in Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century France (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2007). [Details]

Bibliographies

  • FB III & IV: Books published in France before 1601 in Latin and languages other than French (Leiden: Brill, 2011) with Andrew Pettegree (2 volumes) [Details]
  • NB: Netherlandish Books. Books published in the Low Countries and in the Dutch language abroad before 1601 (Leiden: Brill, 2010) with Andrew Pettegree (2 volumes). [Details]
  • French Vernacular Books. A Bibliography of Books Published in the French Language before 1601 (Leiden: Brill, 2007) with Andrew Pettegree and Alexander Wilkinson (2 volumes) [Details]

Edited Volumes

  • The Book Triumphant. Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leiden: Brill, 2011) with Graeme Kemp [Details]
  • La Renaissance en Mayenne (Laval: Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de la Mayenne, 2007). [Details]

Digital Edition of Texts

  • Anti-Calvin: the Catholic response to Calvin's writings in sixteenth-century France (Leiden: IDC-Brill, 2008). [Details]

Articles

  • ‘The vanishing press: printing in provincial France in the early sixteenth century’ in M. Walsby & G. Kemp (eds) The Book Triumphant. Print in Transition in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Leiden: Brill, 2011) 97-111.
  • ‘The printed book in Brittany during the reign of Anne de Bretagne’ in C. Brown (ed.) The Cultural and Political Legacy of Anne de Bretagne. Negotiating Convention in Books and Documents (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2010) 29-43.
  • ‘Yves Mahyeuc, Jean Baudouyn et l’implantation de l’imprimerie à Rennes’ in Provost, G. & A. Pic (eds), Yves Mahyeuc (1462-1541). Rennes en Renaissance. (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2010) 297-308.
  • ‘Les premiers temps de l’imprimé vernaculaire français’ in P. Aquilon & T. Claerr (eds) Le Berceau du livre imprimé. Autour des incunables, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010).
  • ‘La voix de l’auteur ? Autorité et identité dans les imprimés français au XVIe siècle’ in R. Gorris & A. Vanautgaerden (eds), L'Auteur à la Renaissance. L'altro que è in noi. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009) 65-81.
  • 'Between Print and Manuscript: The Constitutions Royalles et Prouvensalles in Leiden University Library' Omslag (Leiden, 2-2006).
  • 'La famille de Laval et Anne de Bretagne 1488 – 1513' in D. Le Page (ed) Pour en finir avec Anne de Bretagne ? Actes de la journée d'étude organisée aux Archives départementales de la Loire-Atlantique le 25 mai 2002 (Nantes: Archives départementales de Loire-Atlantique, 2004) 109-124.
  • 'Préférer miséricorde: La violence et les lettres de rémission des comtes de Laval au XVe siècle' Oribus, 56 (2002) 39-46.
  • 'Dynastic strategy and clientage: the rise of the house of Espinay in fifteenth and sixteenth century France' Medieval History (1–2002) 83-97.
  • 'Un grand seigneur protestant durant les guerres de religion: la carrière politique et militaire de Guy XIX, comte de Laval (1580-1586)' Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de la Mayenne, 22 (1999) 87-106.

 


Administrative Duties

Course coordinator for the MLitt in Book History

 


Teaching Duties

At undergradate level, participates in the teaching of First and Second Level Modern History courses and offers the following Honours courses:

  • Society and Religious Change in Sixteenth-Century France

Research Students

  • Sophie Mullins, Latin books published in Paris, 1500-1540 (with Andrew Pettegree)
  • Daniel Thomas, Religion, soldiers and warfare in early seventeenth century France (with Guy Rowlands)

 


Main Publications

French Vernacular Books. A Bibliography of Books Published in the French Language Before 1601

La Renaissance en Mayenne (Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de la Mayenne,

The Counts of Laval: Culture, Patronage and Religion in Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century France