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Introduction to Manuscript Studies


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Part I: Making the Medieval Manuscript Chapter 1. Writing Supports Chapter 2. Text and Decoration Chapter 3. Correction, Glossing, and Annotation Chapter 4. Assembling, Binding, and Storing the Completed Manuscript Part II. Reading the Medieval Manuscript Chapter 5. Working with Medieval Manuscripts Chapter 6. Punctuation and Abbreviation Chapter 7. Encounters with Damaged Manuscripts Chapter 8, Assessing Manuscript Origin and Provenance Chapter 9. Manuscript Description Chapter 10. Selected Scripts Part III: Some Manuscript Genres Chapter 11, The Bible and Related Texts Chapter 12. Liturgical Books and Their Calendars Chapter 13. Books of Hours Chapter 14. Charters and Cartularies Chapter 15. Maps Chapter 16. Rolls and Scrolls Appendix: Tools for the Study of Medieval Latin by Anders Winroth Glossary Bibliography Index

About the Author

Raymond Clemens is Associate Professor of History at Illinois State University and former Acting Director of the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies. Timothy Graham is Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. He is the editor of The Recovery of Old English: Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries and coeditor of Medieval Art: Recent Perspectives.


"A volume of broad, interdisciplinary appeal... This volume would be an excellent classroom resource ... This beautifully illustrated, skillfully organized resource is an ideal survey of the field, valuable for presenting information critical to new students and veteran scholars, for teaching the history and scope of the medieval manuscript. A very worthwhile addition to collections in medieval studies, art history, English literature, or archival studies."-Choice "Introduction to Manuscript Studies is for beginners and seasoned scholars alike, offering details-such as that the best quills are plucked in the springtime from the left wings of live geese-that will delight everyone. Bringing together codicology, paleography, material culture, and a bit of art history as well, this gorgeous, comprehensive, and charming book should be on the syllabus of every course in medieval studies."-Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago "Impressive in both its comprehensive range and depth of detail and even more remarkable for the clarity of its writing and illustration, this long-needed volume will serve as an admirable introduction for students from the many disciplines that study medieval manuscripts. It is also likely to become a treasured reference tool for experienced scholars."-Richard K. Emmerson, Florida State University

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