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Introduction to Manuscript Studies

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Providing a comprehensive and accessible orientation to the field of medieval manuscript studies, this lavishly illustrated book by Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham is unique among handbooks on paleography, codicology, and manuscript illumination in its scope and level of detail. It will be of immeasurable help to students in history, art history, literature, and religio ...more
Paperback, 301 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Cornell University Press
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Everything you need to know to get started in manuscript studies. Includes lots of beautiful illustrations/photographs.
This is probably the best one volume introduction out there to the study of medieval manuscripts and palaeography. Clemens and Graham offer a thorough and learned guide to the process of manuscript preparation, production and binding; to the reading, transcription, sourcing, editing and cataloguing of manuscripts and most important hands; and to some of the most common genres of medieval manuscripts, such as Bibles, liturgies, Books of Hours, charters and cartularies. It's beautifully and genero ...more
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Recommends it for: Medievalists
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I'm still working my way through the scripts, but I've seen enough to know that this book should be put into the hands of anyone who wants to work on medieval literature. This books is incredibly learned and accessible.
A superb introdction to manuscript studies. There is so much I have learned from this. Most definitely worth the read and it shows how this world came to be.
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