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- DescriptionTraditional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to focus on issues concerning their production and has shown comparatively little interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript book. The Medieval Manuscript Book redresses this by focusing on aspects of the medieval book in its cultural situations. Written by experts in the study of the handmade book before print, this volume combines bibliographical expertise with broader insights into the theory and praxis of manuscript study in areas from bibliography to social context, linguistics to location, and archaeology to conservation. The focus of the contributions ranges widely, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to digital facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as a whole, these essays make the case that to understand the manuscript book it must be analyzed in all its cultural complexity, from production to transmission to its continued adaptation.
- Author BiographyMichael Johnston is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Purdue University and specializes in the circulation of literary manuscripts in fifteenth-century England. He is the author of Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England (2014) and the co-editor, with Susanna Fein, of Robert Thornton and His Books: New Essays on the Lincoln and London Manuscripts (2014). Michael Van Dussen is Associate Professor in the Department of English at McGill University and specializes in communication before print in the Latin West, with emphasis on England's relations with Central Europe. He is the author of From England to Bohemia: Heresy and Communication in the Later Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2012) and the co-editor, with Pavel Soukup, of Religious Controversy in Europe, 1378-1536: Textual Transmission and Networks of Readership (2013).
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication10/08/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
- Series Part/Volume Number94
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note26 b/w illus.
- Weight640 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byMichael Johnston,Michael Van Dussen
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