Of the Making of Books: Medieval Manuscripts, Their Scribes and Readers : Essays Presented to M.B. Parkes

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Malcolm Beckwith Parkes, Pamela Robinson, Rivkah Zim
Scolar Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Literary Collections - 324 pages
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A collection of essays on medieval manuscripts presented to the leading palaeographer, Malcolm Parkes. The essays look at authorship, textual theory, some biographies of medieval writers and the development of the manuscript.

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Contents

Introduction
1
a TwelfthCentury Manuscript from Waverley
49
Recherches sur les manuscrits en cahiers
64
A TwelfthCentury Scriptrix from Nunnaminster
73
Stephen Dodesham of Witham and Sheen
95
a Scribe of the Canterbury Tales
116
A Testimonye of Verye Ancient Tyme? Some Manuscript Models
147
The Patristic Content of English Book Collections in
191
History and Legend at Kirkstall in the Fifteenth Century
230
The Authors Two Bodies? Authority and Fallibility
259
Ancient and Medieval Ideas about
280
A Bibliography of the Published Writings of M B Parkes
300
Notes on Contributors
309
General Index
318
Copyright

About the author (1997)

M. B. Parkes is Fellow of Keble College and Lecturer in Palaeography, Oxford University. He is the author of "English Cursive Book Hands 1250-1500" (California, 1980).

Pamela Robinson has been an Executive Recruiter for over 30 years and is the Founder and Executive Recruiter for the Robinson Company, one of the entertainment industry's most successful search firms. She lives in Los Angeles.

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