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The Resource Introducing English medieval book history : manuscripts, their producers and their readers, Ralph Hanna

Introducing English medieval book history : manuscripts, their producers and their readers, Ralph Hanna

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Introducing English medieval book history : manuscripts, their producers and their readers
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Introducing English medieval book history
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manuscripts, their producers and their readers
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Ralph Hanna
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eng
Summary
This book offers an introduction to medieval English book-history through a sequence of exemplary analyses of commonplace book-historical problems. Rather than focus on bibliographical particulars, the volume considers a variety of ways in which scholars use manuscripts to discuss book culture, and it provides a wide-ranging introductory bibliography to aid in the study. All the essays try to suggest how the study of surviving medieval books might be useful in considering medieval literary culture more generally. Subjects covered include authorship, genre, discontinuous production, scribal individuality and community, the history of libraries and the history of book provenance. -- Publisher's description
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Hanna, Ralph
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facsimiles
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Rare books
  • Book collecting
  • Manuscripts, English
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Introducing English medieval book history : manuscripts, their producers and their readers, Ralph Hanna
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Texts and their books: The case of Beowulf -- 2. Medieval authors and texts: The Middle English 'Benjamin.' Appendix: The Manuscripts of 'Benjamin' -- 3. The history of a book: Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson C.285 -- 4. Shared exemplars: British Library, MS Cotton Galba E.ix and its relations -- 5. Scribal oeuvres: 'Chaucer's scribe' and his Canterbury tales -- 6. A book contract and its 'Set text': John Forbor's Psalter. Appendix: The Slaithwaite indenture: a transcription, translation and notes -- 7. Provenances: some medieval libraries. Appendix: Selections from medieval booklists -- John Erghome (OESA of York) -- Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester -- The lords Welles -- Index of manuscripts cited -- Index of scholars cited
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ocn810113562
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780859898713
Other physical details
facsims.
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Introducing English medieval book history : manuscripts, their producers and their readers, Ralph Hanna
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Texts and their books: The case of Beowulf -- 2. Medieval authors and texts: The Middle English 'Benjamin.' Appendix: The Manuscripts of 'Benjamin' -- 3. The history of a book: Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson C.285 -- 4. Shared exemplars: British Library, MS Cotton Galba E.ix and its relations -- 5. Scribal oeuvres: 'Chaucer's scribe' and his Canterbury tales -- 6. A book contract and its 'Set text': John Forbor's Psalter. Appendix: The Slaithwaite indenture: a transcription, translation and notes -- 7. Provenances: some medieval libraries. Appendix: Selections from medieval booklists -- John Erghome (OESA of York) -- Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester -- The lords Welles -- Index of manuscripts cited -- Index of scholars cited
Control code
ocn810113562
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780859898713
Other physical details
facsims.

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