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The Cambridge companion to medieval British manuscripts

By: Elaine Treharne, Treharne(Edited by) Orietta Da Rold, Da Rold(Edited by)

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series
1107500141 / 9781107500143
Paperback
31/12/2020
Published 31/12/2020
England
340 pages.
Print on demand edition.

The scholarship and teaching of manuscript studies has been transformed by digitisation, rendering previously rarefied documents accessible for study on a vast scale.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval British Manuscripts orientates students in the complex, multidisciplinary study of medieval book production and contemporary display of manuscripts from c.600-1500.

Accessible explanations draw on key case studies to illustrate the major methodologies and explain why skills in understanding early book production are so critical for reading, editing, and accessing a rich cultural heritage.

Chapters by leading specialists in manuscript studies range from explaining how manuscripts were stored, to revealing the complex networks of readers and writers which can be understood through manuscripts, to an in depth discussion on the Wycliffite Bible.

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