Scribes, Scripts, and Readers: Studies in the Communication, Presentation, and Dissemination of Medieval Texts

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Hambledon Press, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 325 pages
The study of writing and reading in the middle ages is not only of direct importance to the understanding of its culture but also fascinating in its own right. Scribes, Scripts and Readers brings together fifteen essays by M.B. Parkes, the author of English Cursive Book Hands, 1250-1500. Centred on England and her direct neighbours, they deal with scribes and schools of writing, scribal techniques, and wider questions of communication in written language, literacy and the availability of books. This is a book of interest not only to palaeographers but also to historians, linguists, literary scholars and librarians.

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Contents

Scribal Techniques Scripts and the Presentation of Texts
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Writing Techniques
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The Influence of the Concepts of Ordinatio and Compilatio
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Copyright

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