Session803
TitleMateriality of Manuscripts, IV: Boundaries
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserKatarzyna Anna Kapitan, Linacre College, University of Oxford
N. Kıvılcım Yavuz, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
 
Moderator/ChairLisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America, Massachusetts
 
Paper 803-a Points of Law: Pricking in Statuta Angliae Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Stephanie J. Lahey, Centre for Medieval Studies / Old Books New Science Lab, University of Toronto
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Latin; Law; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 803-b 'Above Top Line' to 'Below Top Line' in Manuscripts from the German-Speaking Lands
(Language: English)
Matthew L. Holford, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Bibliography; Language and Literature - German; Language and Literature - Latin; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 803-c Associative Ordering: Borders and Connections in Late Medieval Miscellanies
(Language: English)
Lucie Doležalová, Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Index Terms: Bibliography; Language and Literature - Latin; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThe last of the sessions on the materiality of manuscripts is devoted to the production of borders in medieval manuscripts. Lahey examines prick marks across the Statuta Angliae corpus from c. 1280 - c. 1480 with an eye to what feature consistency and variability might reveal about both production of legal manuscripts and methods of pricking in para-professional contexts. Holford focuses on a fundamental, but still little-studied change in the layout of the written page by charting the shift to writing 'below top line' in manuscripts from the German-speaking lands. Doležalová explores the manuscript transmission of brief texts (e.g., verses, notes, comments) from late medieval Bohemia and discusses the often vague borders between individual texts.