Stock Image

Authentic Witnesses: Approaches to Medieval Texts and Manuscripts

Rouse, Mary A.;Rouse, Richard H.

4 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0268006237 / ISBN 13: 9780268006235
Published by Univ of Notre Dame Pr, Chicago, I., 1993
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Moe's Books (Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 26, 2003 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 72.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Fantastic condition! Pages crisp and clean, spine unbroken, extremely light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 1092522

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Authentic Witnesses: Approaches to Medieval ...

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr, Chicago, I.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

About this title

Synopsis:

The central theme in any history of texts and books must be that of change and renewal: Parchment that is written on, in one set of circumstances in late antiquity, may in the Early Middle Ages be scraped clean and written on again, leaving evidence of a civilization in which blank parchment is more valuable than ancient literature. A manuscript can be regarded as an archeological artifact, but unlike pieces of pottery or chips of flint, a manuscript has a voice.The 12 essays gathered here vary in subject from the transmission of ancient authors to the invention of the subject index and range in time from the Gregorian reform of the eleventh century to the Protestant reformation of the early sixteenth century. Diverse in subject and period, these essays are unified by the questions they pose and the methodology they employ in seeking answers. A common thread is the desire to discover what information the manuscripts can yield about the society that created them: how the great concordance to the Bible was compiled, how book production at the medieval university was organized, how a vernacular poet carried his songs.Each surviving manuscript exists not only by the decision of the original maker but as a result of subsequent owners, who made notes, entered corrections, added an index composed a continuation. Changing times brought new uses for old texts changes that are reflected, like personal and cultural fingerprints, in glosses, marginalia, even the chain marks showing how the book was kept in the medieval library.

About the Author:

Mary A. Rouse is former managing editor of Viator. They are coauthors of a number of books, including Manuscripts and Their Makers. Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris, 1200-1500 (Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Moe's Books has been selling new, used, and antiquarian books for over fifty years. Our store has four floors, a separate rare book room, and over 300,000 books. We are located in the heart of Berkeley, four blocks from the University of California campus on historic Telegraph Avenue. Please check out website for more information about the store and our event information. We have many of our readings available as free audio downloads. You can also contact us with want lists or questions about our inventory.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books may be returned only if not as described.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know that extra shipping is required. International shipping rates are based on the book being able to be shipped via Global Priority. Over-sized or heavy books to be shipped by air mail will require additional postage. Additional postage is quoted at cost.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express