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Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200

This book brings together six expert contributors to examine the production and use of medieval manuscripts containing classical Latin texts. The contributors consider everything from the physical qualities of the manuscripts to what we can learn about how their readers used and interacted with them; ultimately, they also make a case for the value of studying not just specific classical manuscripts, but distinct groups of them, showing how such a collective approach can add to our understanding of how they functioned in medieval society.

224 pages | 23 color plates, 7 halftones | 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 | © 2015

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture

Medieval Studies

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“Expert, useful, and broad- ranging. . . . Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800–1200 enters the field with great energy and will be a significant influence long into the future.”

Manuscript Studies

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Plates
Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200: An Introduction
Erik Kwakkel
Carolingian Scholarship on Classical Authors: Practices of Reading and Writing
Mariken Teeuwen
The Transmission of Tibullus in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
Robert G. Babcock
Diagrams of Knowledge and Rhetoric in Manuscripts of Cicero’s De inventione
Irene O’Daly
Classics on Scraps: Classical Manuscripts Made from Parchment Waste
Erik Kwakkel
Living with Ovid: The Founding of Arnulf of Orléan’s Thebes
David T. Gura
William of Malmesbury and the Classics: New Evidence
Rodney Thompson
Notes on Contributors
Colour Plates
Index of Manuscripts
General Index

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