Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500

Edited by Erik Kwakkel

Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500

Edited by Erik Kwakkel

Distributed for Leiden University Press

21 color plates, 25 halftones | 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9789087283025 Published May 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Though Latin dominated medieval written culture, vernacular traditions nonetheless started to develop in Europe in the eleventh century. This volume offers six essays devoted to the practices, habits, and preferences of scribes making manuscripts in their native tongue. Featuring French, Frisian, Icelandic, Italian, Middle High German, and Old English examples, these essays discuss the connectivity of books originating in the same linguistic space. Given that authors, translators, and readers advanced vernacular written culture through the production and consumption of texts, how did the scribes who copied them fit into this development?
Contents
List of Figures and Plates
Preface
Abbreviations
 
Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000–1500: An Introduction
Erik Kwakkel
 
Worcester and Wales: Copies of the Regula pastoralis in the Early Middle Ages
Kathryn A. Lowe
 
Manuscripts of the Earliest Middle High German Prayers, c. 1150–1250
Nigel F. Palmer
 
Rubricating History in Late Medieval France
Godfried Croenen
 
Codifying the Law: Frisian Legal Manuscripts around 1300
Rolf H. Bremmer Jr
 
Late Medieval and Early Modern Icelandic Saga Manuscripts
Sheryl McDonald Werronen
 
Thick Quires in Italy
J.P. Gumbert (✝)
 
Notes on Contributors
Colour Plates
Manuscript Index
General Index
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