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The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISBN: 9783110645989 9783110646122 9783110645934 Year: Volume: 17 Pages: 361 DOI: 10.1515/9783110646122 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures
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Selecting and excerpting, summarizing and canonizing, arranging texts and visual signs in manuscripts appear to be universal practices. This volume analyses the fascinating vicissitudes of birth and development, growth and decrease, of manuscripts consisting of more texts (‘multiple-text manuscripts’), at the example of a vast array of manuscript cultures, from the Indian, African, Christian, Islamic, and European domains.

Melchior Goldast und der 'Codex Manesse'

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ISBN: 9783947732623 9783947732616 Year: Pages: 828 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.576 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In the period around 1600, the Swiss humanist and lawyer Melchior Goldast von Haiminsfeld (1576/78–1635) focuses his scholarly work on the literature of the Middle Ages. His attention is particularly drawn to the most important medieval lyric manuscript in German, the Codex Manesse. Goldast makes extensive notes on the manuscript, quotes from it and edits parts of it, thus making it known to a wider public for the first time. Rather than an enthusiasm for the poetry of the Middle Ages, however, it is above all his interest in the politics of the day that motivates the Calvinist Goldast.

Piety in Pieces

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ISBN: 9781783742356 Year: Pages: 412 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0094 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Linguistics
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"Medieval manuscripts resisted obsolescence. Made by highly specialised craftspeople (scribes, illuminators, book binders) with labour-intensive processes using exclusive and sometimes exotic materials (parchment made from dozens or hundreds of skins, inks and paints made from prized minerals, animals and plants), books were expensive and built to last. They usually outlived their owners. Rather than discard them when they were superseded, book owners found ways to update, amend and upcycle books or book parts. These activities accelerated in the fifteenth century. Most manuscripts made before 1390 were bespoke and made for a particular client, but those made after 1390 (especially books of hours) were increasingly made for an open market, in which the producer was not in direct contact with the buyer. Increased efficiency led to more generic products, which owners were motivated to personalise. It also led to more blank parchment in the book, for example, the backs of inserted miniatures and the blanks ends of textual components. Book buyers of the late fourteenth and throughout the fifteenth century still held onto the old connotations of manuscripts—that they were custom-made luxury items—even when the production had become impersonal. Owners consequently purchased books made for an open market and then personalised them, filling in the blank spaces, and even adding more components later. This would give them an affordable product, but one that still smacked of luxury and met their individual needs. They kept older books in circulation by amending them, attached items to generic books to make them more relevant and valuable, and added new prayers with escalating indulgences as the culture of salvation shifted. Rudy considers ways in which book owners adjusted the contents of their books from the simplest (add a marginal note, sew in a curtain) to the most complex (take the book apart, embellish the components with painted decoration, add more quires of parchment). By making sometimes extreme adjustments, book owners kept their books fashionable and emotionally relevant. This study explores the intersection of codicology and human desire. Rudy shows how increased modularisation of book making led to more standardisation but also to more opportunities for personalisation. She asks: What properties did parchment manuscripts have that printed books lacked? What are the interrelationships among technology, efficiency, skill loss and standardisation? "

Piety in Pieces : How Medieval Readers Customized their Manuscripts

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ISBN: 9782821883970 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Medieval manuscripts resisted obsolescence. Made by highly specialised craftspeople (scribes, illuminators, book binders) with labour-intensive processes using exclusive and sometimes exotic materials (parchment made from dozens or hundreds of skins, inks and paints made from prized minerals, animals and plants), books were expensive and built to last. They usually outlived their owners. Rather than discard them when they were superseded, book owners found ways to update, amend and upcycle books or book parts. These activities accelerated in the fifteenth century. Most manuscripts made before 1390 were bespoke and made for a particular client, but those made after 1390 (especially books of hours) were increasingly made for an open market, in which the producer was not in direct contact with the buyer. Increased efficiency led to more generic products, which owners were motivated to personalise. It also led to more blank parchment in the book, for example, the backs of inserted miniatures and the blanks ends of textual components. Book buyers of the late fourteenth and throughout the fifteenth century still held onto the old connotations of manuscripts-that they were custom-made luxury items-even when the production had become impersonal. Owners consequently purchased books made for an open market and then personalised them, filling in the blank spaces, and even adding more components later. This would give them an affordable product, but one that still smacked of luxury and met their individual needs. They kept older books in circulation by amending them, attached items to generic books to make them more relevant and valuable, and added new prayers with escalating indulgences as the culture of salvation shifted. Rudy considers ways in which book owners adjusted the contents of their books from the simplest (add a marginal note, sew in a curtain) to the most complex (take the book apart, embellish the components with painted decoration, add more quires of parchment). By making sometimes extreme adjustments, book owners kept their books fashionable and emotionally relevant. This study explores the intersection of codicology and human desire. Rudy shows how increased modularisation of book making led to more standardisation but also to more opportunities for personalisation. She asks: What properties did parchment manuscripts have that printed books lacked? What are the interrelationships among technology, efficiency, skill loss and standardisation?

The Voice and the Quill. The Paths of Canonization of the Quʾrān : Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 2 April 2015

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ISBN: 9782722605435 DOI: 10.4000/books.cdf.9577 Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
Subject: Religion
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How can we hope to understand Islam without knowing how its founding text, the Qurʾān, took shape and then crystalized? The discovery of a palimpsest in Sanaa in 1973 confirmed the existence of other recensions of the Qurʾānic text in the first centuries of Islam. Studies of these documents and of the manuscripts of the predominant transmission have made it possible to identify the various strata of texts and the variants that were gradually excluded. This unprecedented approach to the Qurʾān profoundly renews the intellectual and cultural history of the Muslim world.

Katalog der Mittelalterlichen Handschriften in Salzburg, Registerband

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ISBN: 9783700175865 Year: Pages: 130 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 181
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The catalogue contains manuscript descriptions of smaller collections from the county of Salzburg, especially those, held at Salzburg City Archive (Archiv der Stadt Salzburg), Salzburg District Archive (Salzburger Landesarchiv), Archive of the Archdiocese Salzburg (Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg), Salzburg Museum Library (Bibliothek des Salzburg Museums) as well as those held at the Library and the Archive of Mattsee Monastery. The catalogue continues a list of previous publications that make major collections of German medieval manuscripts in Salzburg accessible, such as the catalogue of German manuscripts of St. Peter, the University Library and the Latin manuscripts from Michaelbeuern Monastery.

Katalog der Mittelalterlichen Handschriften in Salzburg, Katalogband

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ISBN: 9783700175865 Year: Pages: 506 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574676 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 181
Subject: History
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The catalogue contains manuscript descriptions of smaller collections from the county of Salzburg, especially those, held at Salzburg City Archive (Archiv der Stadt Salzburg), Salzburg District Archive (Salzburger Landesarchiv), Archive of the Archdiocese Salzburg (Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg), Salzburg Museum Library (Bibliothek des Salzburg Museums) as well as those held at the Library and the Archive of Mattsee Monastery. The catalogue continues a list of previous publications that make major collections of German medieval manuscripts in Salzburg accessible, such as the catalogue of German manuscripts of St. Peter, the University Library and the Latin manuscripts from Michaelbeuern Monastery.

Das Tetraevangelium des Ivan Aleksandăr

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ISBN: 9783902976734 Year: Pages: 932 Seiten DOI: 10.15661/mono/slav/tetraevangelium Language: German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 448
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The first philological edition of the famous Four Gospels of the Bulgarian tsar Ivan Alexander from 1356 with its later liturgical additions, accompanied by studies on the codicology and palaeography, the tsar’s portraits, textual history, lexics, as well as the liturgical synaxarion and calendary (menologion), bibliographies and indices.

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