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Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500

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?

21 color plates, 25 halftones | 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 | © 2017

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture

History: General History

Medieval Studies

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Plates
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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