Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Whereas the parchment of the Fitzwilliam manuscript is creamy and generally
flawless, and the whole codex luxurious, ... Its text of Guillaume le Clerc is set out
with the start of most chapters marked by a colored initial, usually accompanied
by ...

Author: Sarah Kay

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226436876

Category: Literary Criticism

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Just like we do today, people in medieval times struggled with the concept of human exceptionalism and the significance of other creatures. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the medieval bestiary. Sarah Kay’s exploration of French and Latin bestiaries offers fresh insight into how this prominent genre challenged the boundary between its human readers and other animals. Bestiaries present accounts of animals whose fantastic behaviors should be imitated or avoided, depending on the given trait. In a highly original argument, Kay suggests that the association of beasts with books is here both literal and material, as nearly all surviving bestiaries are copied on parchment made of animal skin, which also resembles human skin. Using a rich array of examples, she shows how the content and materiality of bestiaries are linked due to the continual references in the texts to the skins of other animals, as well as the ways in which the pages themselves repeatedly—and at times, it would seem, deliberately—intervene in the reading process. A vital contribution to animal studies and medieval manuscript studies, this book sheds new light on the European bestiary and its profound power to shape readers’ own identities.

Vernacular Theology

In this chapter I present these manuscripts and offer three case studies chosen
from sources mainly written in the ... Bell's seminal book on the vernacular and
Latin manuscripts owned by nunneries in medieval England, What Nuns Read.
13 Bell ... More pertinent to the Dominican context, a recent book by Paul Lee
studies the surviving manuscripts at Dartford Priory and brings to the fore the
learning and ...

Author: Eliana Corbari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110240337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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This book examines the audiences and languages of Dominican sermons in late medieval Italy. It is a thorough analysis of how Latinate theological culture interacted with popular religious devotion. In particular it assesses the role of vernacular theology. Eliana Corbari defines vernacular theology as a form of theology that is based neither on a Latin scholastic model nor a monastic one. It is a “third dimension” of theology which was accessible to the laity, and in particular women, through their attendance at sermons and the reading of vernacular devotional works (in this case, medieval Italian treatises and sermons). Through painstaking manuscript work, Corbari makes an excellent contribution to sermon studies, gender studies, medieval theology, and codicology. She demonstrates that Dominican friars preached to an active contingent of laywomen, usually members of confraternities, who not only attended these sermons but re-read them and also disseminated them through book production to the wider Florentine community.

Journal of the Society of Archivists

Hall near Bakewell , property of the Manners family , Dukes of Rutland ,
successors of the medieval Vernons . ... by 3 % 4 inchesincomplete , seriously
damaged by damp and mould , with some paper pages previously repaired so
that in places the text is difficult to read . ... Latin treatises on physiognomy and
chiromancy and scraps of farming and estate memoranda mean that the
manuscript is of significance to a wide ... Although very exciting to find , this was
only the starting point .



ISBN: UCAL:B4965573



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Spaces for Reading in Later Medieval England

Similarly, in a Latin manuscript imported from Holland there is an incomplete pen
-trial “Thomas topclyff ys a good”—translating part of est bonus puer—and some
practice alphabets and the start of the proverb Even if you lose everything, hold ...

Author: Mary C. Flannery

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137428622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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We are living in an age in which the relationship between reading and space is evolving swiftly. Cutting-edge technologies and developments in the publication and consumption of literature continue to uncover new physical, electronic, and virtual contexts in which reading can take place. In comparison with the accessibility that has accompanied these developments, the medieval reading experience may initially seem limited and restrictive, available only to a literate few or to their listeners; yet attention to the spaces in which medieval reading habits can be traced reveals a far more vibrant picture in which different kinds of spaces provided opportunities for a wide range of interactions with and contributions to the texts being read. Drawing on a rich variety of material, this collection of essays demonstrates that the spaces in which reading took place (or in which reading could take place) in later medieval England directly influenced how and why reading happened.

Medieval Latin and Middle English Literature

These lines read: 'And þus þe ioly prentys had his leue | Now let hym ryot al þe
night or leue'. Gamelyn then follows at the beginning of fol. 59; its beginning is
marked by a demi-vinet border and a six-line illuminated initial. In this manuscript

Author: Christopher Cannon

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843842637

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 263

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Fresh and provocative approaches to the literature of the middle ages, offering close readings of texts from Chaucer to Henryson, and beast fable to devotional works.

Gille of Limerick c 1070 1145

Author: John Fleming

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015051308149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Gilbert, bishop of Limerick from 1106 until 1138, presided, as papal legate, over the Synod of Rathbreasail in 1111. This work summarizes the historical background that led to the 12th-century reformation of the Church in Ireland and then explores the two treatises written by Gilbert. The third chapter gives a critical analysis of the texts themselves and translates them.

The Annals of Roger de Hoveden

Starting to Read Medieval Latin Manuscript , by David Gosden . DA 200 , H8413
1994 Simeon of Durham , A History of the Kings , translated by Joseph
Stevenson . r ptia Simeon of Durham , A History of the Church of Durham , an
account of ...

Author: Roger (of Hoveden)


ISBN: MSU:31293015465895

Category: England

Page: 563

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Reading Medieval Culture

The one surviving manuscript certainly owned by Thomas Berkeley himself (
Bodley 953 ) is of the same proportions ; see ... The inhabited initial at the start of
the Polychronicon shows Higden at his desk , a frequent motif both in Latin and ...

Author: Robert M. Stein


ISBN: UVA:X004902705

Category: History

Page: 505

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A collection of essays honoring the work of medievalist Robert W. Hanning. Contributors cover a range of fields within medieval studies, from Anglo-Saxon England to twelfth-century European intellectual culture, from Chaucer's age to nineteenth and twentieth-century medievalism, including a section on Italian Renaissance humanism and visual art.

The Two Latin Cultures and the Foundation of Renaissance Humanism in Medieval Italy

Because the first humanists were laymen, mostly notaries, I decided that I would
have to start my study centuries before ... He read the final version of the
manuscript and offered numerous suggestions for improving the cogency of
some ofmy ...

Author: Ronald G. Witt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521764742

Category: History

Page: 604

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Traces the intellectual life of Italy, where humanism began a century before it influenced the rest of Europe.

Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester

medieval custom of reading aloud24 ( attested in Jewish sources by Sefer
ḥasidim ) , 25 or silent , as in the ... that the separation of words in Latin
manuscripts , starting from the seventh century onwards , enabled silent reading
and copying ...

Author: John Rylands University Library of Manchester


ISBN: UOM:39015082946867

Category: Libraries


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Medieval Italy

More than 320 surviving Latin manuscripts, across Europe, indicate that
Albertanus was one of the most widely read ... Powell (1992) supplies a recent
and authoritative discussion of Albertanus and his works and provides a starting
point for ...

Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Medieval Manuscripts of the Latin Classics

To understand the Late Antique artist ' s procedure we should start with the
Bembine Terence ( Vat . lat . ... Taking the cast as his cue the Late Antique artist
read the scene in which Chremes , in a long soliloquy , explains his worries
about the ...

Author: Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500. Conference

Publisher: Anderson Lovelace Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015047744217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Studies in the History of Reading

parts in order to understand it : learning to read individual letters must therefore
precede learning words . ... As the Latin scripture was the essence of knowledge
and the ABC was the starting point of learning , all that was required was ... The
starting point was a text because medieval Christianity was a religion of scripture

Author: Greg Brooks

Publisher: Teaching of Reading University of N with United Kingdom Read

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040288917

Category: Books and reading

Page: 96

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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Grey Collection

1287 ) Historia destructionis Troiae ; in Latin , paper , copied in Italy ( probably at
Piedmont ) in the 15th century . Widely read in the Middle Ages , this text is an
important link in the transmission of the legendary history of Troy . The initial L
shown ... at the end of each reading . The beginning of Luke's Gospel is shown .

Author: South African Library

Publisher: Sterling/Main Street

ISBN: UCAL:B3966266

Category: Manuscripts, European

Page: 20

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Philosophy Science and Exegesis in Greek Arabic and Latin Commentaries

He started off from the mathematical use of analogia then , following Platonic
examples , he experimented with it beyond the primary ... glosses of an early ,
anonymous medieval commentator for the starting point of my own reading of the
text .

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Institute of Classical Studies

ISBN: UCSC:32106017734622

Category: Classical literature

Page: 477

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Roses and thorns or Five tales of the start in life

Manuscript he could have none . He was left entirely to memory and ... Mrs
Henderson read to him daily a commentary of St . Augustine , or a sermon of St .
Bernard ; and soon , anxious to be in yet nearer fellowship with him , began to
take lessons of him in the medieval Latin . And how grand is St . Augustine ' s use
of that ...

Author: Roses


ISBN: OXFORD:600052991



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