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Vernacular manuscript culture : 1000-1500 / edited by Erik Kwakkel.

Publication:
[Leiden] : Leiden University Press [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
278 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 19 cm.
Series:
Studies in medieval and Renaissance book culture.
Studies in medieval and Renaissance book culture
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Subjects:
Native language -- Social aspects.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Social aspects -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, French -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, Frisian -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, Icelandic -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, Italian -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, German (Middle High) -- History -- To 1500.
Manuscripts, English (Old) -- History -- To 1500.
Codicology.
Paleography.
Summary:
This volume presents six essays devoted to the practices, habits, and preferences of scribes making manuscripts in their native tongue. Despite the dominance of Latin in medieval written culture, vernacular traditions started to develop in Europe in the eleventh century. Focusing on French, Frisian, Icelandic, Italian, Middle High German, and Old English examples, these essays discuss the connectivity of books originating in the same linguistic space. 00Given that authors, translators, and readers advanced vernacular written culture through the production and consumption of texts, how did the scribes who copied them fit into this development? Did they have a specific approach to copying texts in their native language? Can we observe patterns in how manuscripts in the same vernacular presented their contents? To address such questions the essays taken material features of manuscripts, both palaeographical and codicological, as a point of departure.0.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Kwakkel, Erik, 1970- editor.
ISBN:
9789087283025
9087283024
OCLC:
1005714554
Publisher Number:
99976996570