Turning over a new leaf : change and development in the medieval manuscript

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Turning over a new leaf : change and development in the medieval manuscript

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Turning over a new leaf : change and development in the medieval manuscript
Author: Kwakkel, ErikMcKitterick, RosamondThomson, Rodney
Pages: 224
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Issue Date: 2012
Keywords: Medieval period
Manuscripts
Linguistics, Literature, History
Abstract: Books before print – manuscripts – were modified continuously throughout the medieval period. Focusing on the ninth and twelfth centuries, this volume explores such material changes as well as the varying circumstances under which handwritten books were produced, used and collected. An important theme is the relationship between the physical book and its users. Can we reflect on reading practices through an examination of the layout of a text? To what extent can we use the contents of libraries to understand the culture of the book? The volume explores such issues by focusing on a broad palette of texts and through a detailed analysis of manuscripts from all corners of Europe.
Series/Report no.: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture
ISBN: 9789087281557
9789400600744 e-ISBN pdf
9789400600751 e-ISBN epub
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/21409
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