Book Series Papers in Mediaeval Studies , vol. 33

Between the Text and the Page

Studies on the Transmission of Medieval Ideas in Honour of Frank T. Coulson

Harald Anderson, David T. Gura

  • Pages: vi + 369 p.
  • Size:150 x 230 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2020

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Summary

This volume pays homage to manuscripts and early printed books as material witnesses in the Middle Ages. The essays discuss broad questions relating to the partisan interpretation of texts, but they also illustrate how small details of format, script, and decoration uncover the text, its context, and its reception. Some articles explore scientific methods, examining whether social network analysis can offer an advance over traditional methods of establishing textual connections and using statistics to understand the transmission of ancillary materials. Others present critical editions and contextualize lost genres, providing a first edition of an unedited summary of Ovid’s Metamorphoses steeped in the Boccaccian genealogical tradition, exploring mock funeral eulogies for animals, and discussing the variety of texts that pay witness to Ovid’s penetration into vernacular literature. A closing brace of essays catalogue collections and reflect on changing trends in the study of manuscripts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Virgil and the Censors: Printing Across the Confessional Divide — CRAIG KALLENDORF

Textual Networking in the Verse Liber Exameron from Manuscript Barlow 21— GRETI DINKOVA-BRUUN

The Earliest Fragments of a Latin Declamatory Corpus: The Quintilianic Minor Declamations and the Excerpta of the Elder Seneca — BART HUELSENBECK

Signa, Res, et Memoria: Ordering the Virtues of Saints in Boulogne, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms. 107 — DAVID DEFRIES

The Scribal Verses of Waltherius in a Twelfth-Century Manuscript of Josephus —ROBERT G. BABCOCK

The Raven and the Crow: An Ovidian Hermeneutical Node — ROBIN WAHLSTEN BÖCKERMAN

On the Frequency of Ancilia in Medieval Manuscripts — HARALD ANDERSON

Tibullus in the Roman Academy — JULIA HAIG GAISSER

A Prose Summary of Ovid’s Metamorphoses from Fourteenth-Century Italy: Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Ross. 228 — DAVID T. GURA

The Owl and the Pussycat: Following the Trail of a Neo-Latin Mock Funeral Oration — QUINN GRIFFIN

Manuscript War Stories Aren’t What They Used to Be — MARJORIE CURRY WOODS

Dirc Potter, the "Dutch Ovid" and His Der minnen loep (The Course of Love) — WILKEN ENGELBRECHT

Je me souviens: The Forgotten Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Owned by Gerald E. Hart of Montreal — SCOTT GWARA

Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Virginia — GREGORY HAYS

Bibliography of Frank T. Coulson — WENDY WATKINS

Contributors
Index of Manuscripts
General Index