Discovering, Identifying and Editing Early Modern Manuscripts: English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, Volume 18

Discovering, Identifying and Editing Early Modern Manuscripts: English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, Volume 18

by Peter Beal
     
 

This latest volume in the British Library’s prestigious series on the history of the manuscript in English comprises ten articles on a diverse range of texts and authors, including the “Feathery Scribe,” Leicester’s Commonwealth, Sir Robert Cotton, Robert Herrick, the Earl of Rochester, and John Locke, as well as two recently

Overview

This latest volume in the British Library’s prestigious series on the history of the manuscript in English comprises ten articles on a diverse range of texts and authors, including the “Feathery Scribe,” Leicester’s Commonwealth, Sir Robert Cotton, Robert Herrick, the Earl of Rochester, and John Locke, as well as two recently discovered plays—The Destruction of Hierusalem and Feniza or The Ingeniouse Mayde. The main topics under discussion are authorship, scribes, provenance, transmission, new manuscript texts, and systematic analyses. The contributors are Peter Anstey, John Burrows, Ruth Connolly, Paul Davis, Nicholas Fisher, Paul Hammond, Christopher Howe, Robert Hume, Grace Ioppolo, Hilton Kelliher, Alan Nelson, and Heather Windram.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712358934
Publisher:
British Library, The
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Series:
British Library - English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700 Series, #18
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Beal is a senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London.

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