Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers

Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers

by Ralph Hanna
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781381281
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2015
Series:
Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies LUP Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,213,155
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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