The Making of the Vernon Manuscript

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.

Author: Wendy Scase

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 250353046X

Category: History

Page: 331

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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.
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Reading English Verse in Manuscript c 1350 c 1500

72 Simon Horobin, 'The Scribes of the Vernon Manuscript', in The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a.1, ed. by Wendy Scase (Turnhout, 2013), 27–47 (38–9 and 44–6).

Author: Daniel Sawyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192599605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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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.
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The Virgin Mary s Book at the Annunciation

In general, the person 26 25 N.F. Blake, 'The Vernon Manuscript: Contents and Organization', in Studies in the Vernon ... in The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and Contents of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a.

Author: Laura Saetveit Miles

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843845348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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An overlooked aspect of the iconography of the Annunciation investigated - Mary's book.
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Middle English Devotional Compilations

16 The main scribe of the Vernon manuscript copied a substantial part of the Simeon manuscript and the texts included in both manuscripts often overlap. ... The Making of the vernon Manuscript (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 71–95 (p.

Author: Diana Denissen

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786834775

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.
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Pastoral Care in Medieval England

The Making of the Vernon Manuscript (Turn-hout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 71–95. 15 For the palaeographic evidence for associating the Vernon and Simeon manuscripts with Lichfield, see S. Horobin, 'The Scribes of the Vernon Manuscript', ...

Author: Peter Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317083405

Category: History

Page: 224

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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.
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The Production of Books in England 1350 1500

'The Scribe of the Hengwrt and Ellesmere Manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales' (1983), in The English of Chaucer and His ... The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet.a.1 ...

Author: Alexandra Gillespie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521889797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

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This book studies approaches to the production of manuscripts in medieval England, from the first commercial guilds to the advent of print.
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The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain

1862 VERNON MANUSCRIPT alliterative long lines that engages with political and theological topics, though the Vernon has ... The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a.

Author: Sian Echard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118396988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2168

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Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period
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The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript

'Rubrics, Opening Numbering, and the Vernon Table of Contents', in Wendy Scase (ed.), The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a. 1 (Turnhout: Brepols), pp.

Author: Karen Pratt

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783847107545

Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Page: 399

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This collection of essays examines the various dynamic processes by which texts are preserved, transmitted, and modified in medieval multi-text codices, focusing on the meanings generated by new contexts and the possible reader experiences provoked by novel configurations and material presentation. Containing essays on text collections from many different European countries and in a wide range of medieval languages, this volume sheds new light on common trends and regional differences in the history of book production and reading practices.
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Manuscript Culture and Medieval Devotional Traditions

Furthermore, Rolle largely accumulates in relatively few compilation manuscripts.51 Thus, of the eighteen Book I ... 53 A. I. Doyle, 'Codicology, Palaeography and Provenance', in The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and ...

Author: Jennifer N. Brown

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781903153963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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Essays exploring the great religious and devotional works of the Middle Ages in their manuscript and other contexts.
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Transformative Waters in Late Medieval Devotiona from Aelred of Rievaulx to the Book of Margery Kempe

noble ladies', acknowledging that there are 'some texts presuming masculine audiences [in Vernon] and some explicitly for lay ones' but ... 66 Doyle, 'Codicology, Palaeography and Provenance', in The Making of the Vernon Manuscript, ed.

Author: Hetta Elizabeth Howes

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843846123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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A consideration of the metaphor of water in religious literature, especially in relation to women.
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