The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)
By Michael Van Dussen
Conventional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to target concerns touching on their creation and has proven relatively no interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript booklet. The Medieval Manuscript booklet redresses this by way of targeting elements of the medieval publication in its cultural occasions. Written via specialists within the learn of the hand-crafted ebook earlier than print, this quantity combines bibliographical services with broader insights into the idea and praxis of manuscript examine in parts from bibliography to social context, linguistics to situation, and archaeology to conservation. the focal point of the contributions levels generally, from authorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to electronic facsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as a complete, those essays make the case that to appreciate the manuscript booklet it has to be analyzed in all its cultural complexity, from construction to transmission to its persisted version.