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Matthew Parker and the Practice of Church History

Madeline McMahon

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Elizabethan archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker is best known for his efforts to collect medieval manuscripts, which had changed hands or been repurposed after the Dissolution of the ... More


Conclusion

MARTIN GOODMAN

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0023
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the application of rabbinic literature in studying the history of late-Roman Palestine. It has been demonstrated that a great deal of ... More


A Library of Evidence: Robert Cotton's Medieval Manuscripts and the Generation of Seventeenth-Century Prose

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the early-seventeenth-century library of Sir Robert Cotton, which represents a later stage in the history of the post-Reformation library and its response to the medieval ... More


Compilation, Assemblage, Fragment

Arthur Bahr

in Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the interactions between medieval texts and the manuscripts that contain and shape them. It provides a definition of ... More


Vivien Anne Law, 1954–2002

Michael Lapidge and Peter Matthews

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

Vivienne Law acquired a mastery of the field of late antique and early Medieval Latin grammar, her first task was to familiarise herself with the early medieval manuscripts in which grammatical texts ... More


Lancelot of the Laik and the Literary Manuscript Miscellany in 15th- and 16th-century Scotland

Emily Wingfield

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by introducing the most significant features of Scottish literary manuscript miscellanies, such as: their relatively late date, in comparison with surviving miscellanies from ... More


Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume aims to rethink critical assumptions about a particular type of medieval manuscript: the miscellany. A miscellany is a multi-text manuscript, made up of mixed contents, often in a mixture ... More


Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Arthur Bahr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book expands the ways in which we interpret medieval manuscripts, examining the formal characteristics of both physical manuscripts and literary works. Specifically, it argues that manuscript ... More


The Arrival of the Printing Press

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first collected edition of Augustine's works, published in 1505–6 by the Basel publisher Johann Amerbach, was the version that was used by the first generation of Reformers, including Martin ... More


Boys performing women (and men): The Classics and After

Marjorie Curry Woods

in Weeping for Dido: The Classics in the Medieval Classroom

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691170800
eISBN:
9780691188744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170800.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter looks at passages that beg for performance and at evidence for the recitation by boys of emotional scenes, often with female characters. The manuscripts discussed fit squarely into an ... More


Civic Counter Factualism and the Assemblage of London: The Corpus of Andrew Horn

Arthur Bahr

in Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents a reading of the corpus of manuscripts overseen by London City chamberlain Andrew Horn. It argues that both the codicological form and the textual contents of the manuscripts ... More


Fragmentary Forms of Imitative Fantasy: Booklet 3 of the Auchinleck Manuscript

Arthur Bahr

in Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents a reading of booklet 3 of the Auchinleck manuscript. It argues that the codicological elements of booklet 3—its internal structure, relation to the rest of the manuscript, and ... More


Realistic Writing in the Tenth Century: Gerhard of Augsburg’s Vita S. Uodalrici

Walter Berschin

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter draws attention to a work that stands outside the sphere of Saxony and the Ottonian court: the Vita S. Uodalrici by Gerhard of Augsburg (composed 982×993). This work has come down in ... More


William of Alton: An Englishman in Paris

Timothy Bellamah, O.P.

in The Biblical Interpretation of William of Alton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753604
eISBN:
9780199918812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753604.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys the evidence concerning William of Alton’s life and works and describes several of the obstacles to exploring them. By contrast with his contemporaries Albert the Great, ... More


“Dredful Fotyng”: Reenacting Danse macabre’s Poetic Form

Seeta Chaganti

in Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that the experience of danse macabre poetry’s form is a temporal and spatial disorientation. The danse macabre spectacle conditions the reader/viewer to bring these perceptual ... More


Rewriting the Past, Reassembling the Realm: The Trentham Manuscript of John Gower

Arthur Bahr

in Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents a reading of the Trentham manuscript of works by John Gower. It argues that Trentham's seemingly straightforward presentation of its author and audience is complicated by the ... More


Memory, Emotion, and the Death of a Queen: Teaching the Aeneid

Marjorie Curry Woods

in Weeping for Dido: The Classics in the Medieval Classroom

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691170800
eISBN:
9780691188744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170800.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter deals with the attractive and doomed Dido as medieval manuscripts reveal their emphasis on her emotions, a focus illuminated by modern research on memory. It begins with Augustine's ... More


Afterword

Ardis Butterfield

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This short coda to the volume draws links with the poetic miscellanies or recueils produced in continental Europe during the same period, noting points of comparison between the two categories of ... More


Constructing Compilations of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Arthur Bahr

in Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The first section analyzes Chaucer's decision to use one of his earlier, self-standing poems as the Knight's Tale. The second section ... More


Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Seeta Chaganti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In Strange Footing, early dance reveals the medieval experience of poetic form. For premodern audiences, poetic form did not exist exclusively in a poem’s structural attributes. Rather, the form of a ... More


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