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Title The annotated book in the Early Middle Ages : practices of reading and writing / edited by Mariken Teeuwen and Irene van Renswoude
Imprint Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2017]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PN671 A615 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001321033
Descript xii, 783 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Utrecht studies in medieval literacy, 2034-9416 ; 38
Utrecht studies in medieval literacy ; 38
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Annotations in modern books are a phenomenon that often causes disapproval: we are not supposed to draw, doodle, underline, or highlight in our books. In many medieval manuscripts, however, the pages are filled with annotations around the text and in-between the lines. In some cases, a 'white space' around the text is even laid out to contain extra text, pricked and ruled for the purpose. Just as footnotes are an approved and standard part of the modern academic book, so the flyleaves, margins, and interlinear spaces of many medieval manuscripts are an invitation to add extra text. This volume focuses on annotation in the early medieval period. In treating manuscripts as mirrors of the medieval minds who created them -- reflecting their interests, their choices, their practices -- the essays explore a number of key topics. Are there certain genres in which the making of annotations seems to be more appropriate or common than in others? Are there genres in which annotating is 'not done'? Are there certain monastic centres in which annotating practices flourish, and from which they spread?
Subject Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism
Annotating, Book
Alt Author Teeuwen, Mariken, editor
Renswoude, Irene van, editor
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