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The Making of the Vernon Manuscript

Author : Wendy Scase
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This volume addresses important questions in late medieval book production and the history of the medieval book through original and substantial studies of one of the most remarkable surviving examples. The Vernon Manuscript, carefully copied and lavishly decorated around 1390-1400 for pious users, is famous as the largest and arguably the most important Middle English anthology. Its sheer size and conservation concerns mean that up to now it has been little studied as a book. The essays in this volume exploit for the first time the mass of new data generated by the Vernon Manuscript Project. Specialists in art history, bibliography, codicology, historical linguistics, and palaeography have been commissioned to interrogate this material from their various disciplinary perspectives. The result is a ground-breaking interdisciplinary volume which sheds new light on an iconic medieval book and on a transitional period of innovation and experimentation in vernacular book production.

Reading English Verse in Manuscript c 1350 c 1500

Author : Daniel Sawyer
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Reading English Verse in Manuscript, c.1350-c.1500 is the first book-length history of reading for later Middle English poetry. While much past work in the history of reading has revolved around marginalia, this book consults a wider range of evidence, from the weights of books in medieval bindings to relationships between rhyme and syntax. It combines literary-critical close readings, detailed case studies of particular surviving codices, and systematic manuscript surveys drawing on continental European traditions of quantitative codicology to demonstrate the variety, vitality, and formal concerns visible in the reading of verse in this period. The small-and large-scale formal features of poetry affected reading subtly but extensively, determining how readers might move through books and even shaping physical books themselves. Readers' responses to one formal feature, rhyme, meanwhile, evince a habitual but therefore deep-rooted formalism which can support and enhance close readings today. Reading English Verse in Manuscript sheds fresh light on poets such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Lydgate, and Thomas Hoccleve, but also shows how their works were read in manuscript in the context of a much larger mass of anonymous poems that influenced canonical poems, in a pattern of mutual influence.

Middle English Devotional Compilations

Author : Diana Denissen
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Middle English devotional compilations – consisting of a series of texts or extracts of texts that have intentionally been put together to constitute new and unified devotional texts – have often been approached as complex collections of source texts that need to be linked with their originals. This book argues that the study of compilations should move beyond the disentanglement of their sources. It approaches compiling as a literary activity and an active way of shaping the medieval text, with the aim to nuance scholarly discussion about compiling by putting greater emphasis on the literary instead of the technical aspects of compiling activity. In addition to describing the additions, omissions and other types of adaptations that compilers made to their source texts, Middle English Devotional Compilations highlights the nature and function of compiling activity in late medieval England, and examines three major but understudied Middle English devotional compilations in depth: The Pore Caitif, The Tretyse of Love and A Talkyng of the Love of God.

Pastoral Care in Medieval England

Author : Peter Clarke
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Pastoral Care, the religious mission of the Church to minister to the laity and care for their spiritual welfare, has been a subject of growing interest in medieval studies. This volume breaks new ground with its broad chronological scope (from the early eleventh to the late fifteenth centuries), and its interdisciplinary breadth. New and established scholars from a range of disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history and musicology, bring their specialist perspectives to bear on textual and visual source materials. The varied contributions include discussions of politics, ecclesiology, book history, theology and patronage, forming a series of conversations that reveal both continuities and divergences across time and media, and exemplify the enriching effects of interdisciplinary work upon our understanding of this important topic.

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745 1799

Author : George Washington
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List of the Vernon Wagner Manuscripts in the Library of Congress

Author : Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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Telling Description

Author : Benton Andrea Gronstal
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The Social and Literary Contexts of a Late Medieval Manuscript

Author : Carol M. Meale
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Poetry in the Making Catalogue of an Exhibition of Poetry Manuscripts in the British Museum April June 1967

Author : British Museum
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Medieval Welsh Manuscripts

Author : Daniel Huws
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A collection of scholarly articles and lectures reflecting an articulate understanding of the Welsh manuscript tradition in its literary and historical contexts, together with detailed in-depth explorations of some well-known manuscripts by the leading authority in the field. Over 50 black-and-white illustrations of manuscript facsimilies. First published July 2000

Chaucer and Langland

Author : John M. Bowers
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Examines the political, social, and religious factors that contributed to the formation of a literary canon in fourteenth-century England. This book tracks the reputations of Geoffrey Chaucer and William Langland into the fifteenth century, when studies of 14th-century literature became configured in terms of a double, antagonistic dynamic.

Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies

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Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies

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English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages

Author : V. J. Scattergood
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The Book Collector

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Tributes to Kathleen L Scott

Author : Marlene Villalobos Hennessy
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This collection of tributes to Kathleen L. Scott contains 15 essays by eminent scholars of medieval manuscripts mainly of the 15th century. They reflect the many facets of Kathleen Scott's meticulous examination of English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII.

Medieval Images Icons and Illustrated English Literary Texts

Author : Maidie Hilmo
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The function of images in the major illustrated English poetic works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the early fifteenth century is the primary concern of this book. Hilmo argues that the illustrations have not been sufficiently understood because modern judgments about their artistic merit and fidelity to the literary texts have got in the way of a historical understanding of their function. The author here proves that artists took their work seriously because images represented an invisible order of reality, that they were familiar with the vernacular poems, and that they were innovative in adapting existing iconographies to guide the ethical reading process of their audience. To provide a theoretical basis for the understanding of early monuments, artefacts, and texts, she examines patristic opinions on image-making, supported by the most authoritative modern sources. Fresh emphasis is given to the iconic nature of medieval images from the time of the iconoclastic debates of the 8th and 9th centuries to the renewed anxiety of image-making at the time of the Lollard attacks on images. She offers an important revision of the reading of the Ruthwell Cross, which changes radically the interpretation of the Cross as a whole. Among the manuscripts examined here are the Caedmon, Auchinleck, Vernon, and Pearl manuscripts. Hilmo's thesis is not confined to overtly religious texts and images, but deals also with historical writing, such as Layamon's Brut, and with poetry designed ostensibly for entertainment, such as the Canterbury Tales. This study convincingly demonstrates how the visual and the verbal interactively manifest the real "text" of each illustrated literary work. The artistic elements place vernacular works within a larger iconographic framework in which human composition is seen to relate to the activities of the divine Author and Artificer.Whether iconic or anti-iconic in stance, images, by their nature, were a potent means of influencing the way an English author's words, accessible in the vernacular, were thought about and understood within the context of the theology of the Incarnation that informed them and governed their aesthetic of spiritual function. This is the first study to cover the range of illustrated English poems from the Anglo-Saxon period to the early 15th century.

Annual Report The Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union

Author : Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
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Bulletin de la Soci t N ophilologique

Author : Werner Soderhjelm
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The English Medieval Book

Author : Jeremy Griffiths
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A stimulating collection of essays published in memory of Jeremy Griffiths, manuscript consultant and cataloguer, and co-founder and co-editor of the annual series English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700. Thirteen eminent scholars and colleagues have contributed essays reflecting Jeremy Griffith's scholarly interest in manuscript sources for literature and intellectual history in medieval times. The book is extensively illustrated.