Item #33169 Scribes and the Presentation of Texts (from Antiquity to c. 1550). Proceedings of the 20th Colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine. Barbara A. SHAILOR, Consuelo Dutschke.

Scribes and the Presentation of Texts (from Antiquity to c. 1550). Proceedings of the 20th Colloquium of the Comité international de paléographie latine. .

Brepols, 2021,

First Edition. large octavo, boards. 604 pp. Brepols, Item #33169

Text in Englsih, French and Italian. Scribes played complex, often overlooked roles in the production of hand-written texts across Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Some scribes simply copied the exemplar; other scribes participated with authors and decorators in establishing the mise-en-page and overall appearance of a text. Many decisions needed to be made regarding the selection of text script; the style of rubrication, display scripts, and initials; the placement and execution of potentially elaborate illuminated images. What was the role of the scribe in contributing to the decision-making process or in determining the final format and material appearance of a document, scroll or codex?

This volume explores many of the choices that a single scribe or groups of scribes would need to make when writing and presenting a text, whether in a monastic, cathedral or lay setting. The articles in the volume range from case studies of a single artifact to the analysis of multiple copies and versions of a particular text.The authors include eminent specialists in the field of manuscript studies as well as mid- and early career scholars.
193 black and white and 37 color illustrations with 27 with 27 black and white tables. Very fine.

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