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The Rhetoric of the Page

Laurie Maguire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198862109
eISBN:
9780191894800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book explores blank space in early modern printed books; it addresses physical blank space (from missing words to vacant pages) as well as the concept of the blank. It is a book about ... More


Jesuit Academicians

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Thomas Gouye's readerly reactions to the travelogues his confreres published in celebration of their journeys on behalf of the Parisian Académie des sciences extended well beyond a list of errata. As ... More


Features of Latin New Testament Manuscripts

H.A.G. Houghton

in The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744733
eISBN:
9780191805905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744733.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This is an introduction to the characteristics of manuscripts of the Latin New Testament and their description. The first section covers writing materials and the layout of each page, including the ... More


Bookending ‘Þa Wuldorgesteald’: The Wondrous Edifice

Elaine Treharne

in Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts: The Phenomenal Book

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843814
eISBN:
9780191926471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843814.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The final chapter very briefly sums up the aims of this study as being concerned with the wholeness of the medieval manuscript and, often, its holiness: the combination of the visible and the ... More


Inventing the Printed Textbook

Richard Oosterhoff

in Making Mathematical Culture: University and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823520
eISBN:
9780191862151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823520.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, European Early Modern History

Beatus Rhenanus encountered the printed textbook at the leading edge of experiment with the printed form. This chapter considers how these books were assembled and how the change from manuscript to ... More


Conclusion: Texts and Objects

Stephanie Ann Frampton

in Empire of Letters: Writing in Roman Literature and Thought from Lucretius to Ovid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915407
eISBN:
9780190915438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915407.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion examines a papyrus miscellany from Roman Egypt to discuss the importance of the symbolic uses of writing to our understanding of the world of the text in antiquity. Generally called a ... More


Commonplace Failure

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the genre most associated with (but also more often confused with) the miscellany: the commonplace book. Starting from the frequently made observation that commonplace books ... More


Pseudo-Rashi’s Commentary on Genesis Rabba

Benjamin Williams

in Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Abraham ben Asher collated the text of a medieval commentary on Genesis Rabba attributed to Rashi from two differing manuscripts and published it alongside his own interpretations in the ʾOr ... More


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