The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, Book 94) [Retail]
Traditional scholarship on manuscripts has tended to focus onissues concerning their production and has shown comparativelylittle interest in the cultural contexts of the manuscript book.The Medieval Manuscript Book redresses this by focusing on aspectsof the medieval book in its cultural situations. Written by expertsin the study of the handmade book before print, this volumecombines bibliographical expertise with broader insights into thetheory and praxis of manuscript study in areas from bibliography tosocial context, linguistics to location, and archaeology toconservation. The focus of the contributions ranges widely, fromauthorship to miscellaneity, and from vernacularity to digitalfacsimiles of manuscripts. Taken as a whole, these essays make thecase that to understand the manuscript book it must be analyzed inall its cultural complexity, from production to transmission to itscontinued adaptation.