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Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1248: [Liturgical Miscellany]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 1248: [Liturgical Miscellany]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Miniature manuscript of music and prayers from a monastic context. The manuscript has a pedagogical slant, beginning with the seven tones and some of the ordinary chants (Kyrie, Gloria, Ite missa est) written out repeatedly in different tones. It ends with a diagram of a Guidonian hand, a tool attributed to the 11th-century musical theorist Guido d'Arezzo and used in the 12th through 16th centuries for teaching sight-singing, and a ladder diagram of the gamut. Most of the content of the manuscript consists of brief chants for the liturgical cycle, with more extensive chants for Holy Week, including part of …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 50: Statuta Sive Capitula Loci Castini [Manuscript]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 50: Statuta Sive Capitula Loci Castini [Manuscript]., Dot Porter

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Statutes of Castino in Italy (f. 1r-21r). Includes a table of contents (tabula suprascriptorum capitulorum) on f. 21r-22v. Folio 23 contains additions dated 1539 and 1540.


Collation Model For Oversize Ljs 266: La Generacion De Adam [Manuscript]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Oversize Ljs 266: La Generacion De Adam [Manuscript]., Dot Porter

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Collection of genealogical and chronicle material, including Biblical genealogy from Adam to Jesus and the apostles; genealogy concerning the Trojan War and the founding of Rome; the legendary history of England and France as founded by descendants of participants in the Trojan War, including the genealogy of Brut and the succeeding line of kings in England up to Coyl; the emperors of Rome; the Holy Emperors starting with Charlemagne; and the kings of France up to Charles V (crowned 1364). The introduction (f. 1r) suggests that the manuscript was meant to trace the kings of England through Richard II (1377-1399) …


Collation Model For Ljs 289: Algorismus [Manuscript]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 289: Algorismus [Manuscript]., Dot Porter

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Pedagogical treatise on commercial and practical arithmetic, with extensive use of arabic numerals, descriptions of operations such as multiplication and division, and particular attention to proportions (using the rule of three), money-changing (fiorini, bolognini, and ducati), and alloys of precious metals.


Collation Model For Ljs 24: [Medical Miscellany]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 24: [Medical Miscellany]., Dot Porter

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Collection of 10th- through early 13th-century texts that formed the standard 13th-century medical curriculum (referred to and printed in the Renaissance under the collective title Articella), here copied in the mid-13th century with inhabited initials showing medical scenes. 5 works of Isaac Israeli concerning diet, urine, fevers, and the elements, which were translated into Latin in the 11th century by Constantine the African, a Benedictine monk, comprise most of the manuscript. These are preceded by a brief introduction to Galen and 2 short works on the pulse, the later of which, by Gilles de Corbeil, is the latest work in …


Collation Model For Ljs 29: Extratto Da Un Libro De Razza Da Cavalli..., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 29: Extratto Da Un Libro De Razza Da Cavalli..., Dot Porter

Collation Models

LJS 29 is a treatise in 84 chapters on the anatomy, medical treatment, physical appearance, breeding, training, and care of horses. The manuscript claims to be an abridgment of an otherwise unknown work by Ferdinand I of Naples, an avid horseman.


Collation Model For Ljs 215: [Scientific Miscellany] [Manuscript]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 215: [Scientific Miscellany] [Manuscript]., Dot Porter

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Compendium of astrological charts; astronomical and astrological tables; treatises on astronomy (calculating equinoxes and solstices, f. 51v; using an astrolabe, f. 68r) and geometry (f. 133r-180v, perhaps lacking ending, with numerous small diagrams and a few small illustrations); and instructions for making dyes and pigments (f. 182r-208r) and medical preparations (f. 224r, 226v). The first three gatherings of the manuscript are lacking, based on the signature of the first extant gathering, and the upper margin has been trimmed. 17th-century table of contents on lower flyleaf.


The Levant: France’S Colonial Crucible, Michael Adelson 2022 Ursinus College

The Levant: France’S Colonial Crucible, Michael Adelson

French Summer Fellows

In the medieval era of religious and political tumult that culminated with the Crusades, (mostly) Roman Catholic Western European citizens from all walks of life committed themselves to conquer Jerusalem and wrest control of historically Christian lands from the Muslim polities that claimed the region. The historical Kingdom of France was a major contributor to the Crusades, and as such, the feudal realms established in the Levant in the wake of the First Crusade were dominated by former French crusaders and citizenry. The geographic boundaries and demography of these Crusader States are reminiscent of French hegemony in the Middle East …


“Pearls” Of Pearl: Medieval Appropriations In Tolkien’S Mythology, Kristine Larsen 2022 Central Connecticut State University

“Pearls” Of Pearl: Medieval Appropriations In Tolkien’S Mythology, Kristine Larsen

Journal of Tolkien Research

An analysis of Tolkien's original characters Earendil and Elwing, as well as the minor character the Sleeper in the Tower of Pearl, presented at the International Medieval Congress 2022, University of Leeds, UK. Comparisons are drawn with the Middle English poem Pearl.


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 107: [Cartulary], Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 107: [Cartulary], Dot Porter

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Collation model of a cartulary of the monastery of San Andrés de Fanlo in Aragon (Spain). Ms. Codex 107 contains 13th-century copies of documents that date between the 10th century and the 1250s. The documents cover a wide variety of topics, including wills, donations, royal endowments, regulations governing vineyards (some leased by Jews), inheritances, etc. In general, the documents deal with the economic life of the community ruled by the monastery.


Collation Model For Ljs 236: Thesaurus Pauperum ... [Etc.] [Manuscript]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ljs 236: Thesaurus Pauperum ... [Etc.] [Manuscript]., Dot Porter

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Collation model for a medical miscellany with almost the first half of the volume devoted to a copy of Thesaurus pauperum, a compilation of remedies for a variety of diseases frequently attributed to Petrus Hispanus, later Pope John XXI. The remainder includes a work by Arnaldus de Villanova, a partial copy of a work by Johannes de Rupescissa, a work attributed to Ramon Llull, and several other unattributed collections of remedies. Lists of multiple names, perhaps of teachers or students, many associated with locations in northern Italy, added by a few hands (f. 165r-167r, 265r-266r).


Anglo-Danish Empire: A Companion To The Reign Of King Cnut The Great, Richard North, Erin Goeres, Alison Finlay 2022 University College London

Anglo-Danish Empire: A Companion To The Reign Of King Cnut The Great, Richard North, Erin Goeres, Alison Finlay

Northern Medieval World

Anglo-Danish Empire is an interdisciplinary handbook for the Danish conquest of England in 1016 and the subsequent reign of King Cnut the Great. Bringing together scholars from the fields of history, literature, archaeology and manuscript studies, the volume offers comprehensive analysis of England's shift from Anglo-Saxon to Danish rule. It follows the history of this complicated transition, from the closing years of the reign of King Æthelred II and the Anglo-Danish wars to Cnut's accession to the throne of England and his consolidation of power at home and abroad. Ruling from 1016 to 1035, Cnut drew England into a Scandinavian …


Carolingian Structures Of Logic And Learning: The Evidence Of University Of Pennsylvania Libraries Ljs 101, Christine E. Bachman 2022 University of Delaware

Carolingian Structures Of Logic And Learning: The Evidence Of University Of Pennsylvania Libraries Ljs 101, Christine E. Bachman

Manuscript Studies

This paper presents preliminary research into how manuscript LJS 101, held in the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, represents a collective enterprise in its making and in its contents. The evidence of the texts, script, and decoration show that the manuscript was not only made, but also used within a larger community over an extended period of time. The inclusion of Boethius’s early sixth century translation of and commentary on Aristotle’s De Interpretatione alongside shorter texts, such as a sample letter and definitions of words, transforms the manuscript into a useful handbook for studying the …


A New Model For Manuscript Provenance Research: The Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project, Toby Burrows, Doug Emery, Arthur Mitchell Fraas, Eero Hyvönen, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho, David Lewis, Andrew Morrison, Kevin Page, Lynn Ransom, Emma Cawlfield Thomson, Jouni Tuominen, Athanasios Velios, Hanno Wijsman 2022 University of Oxford

A New Model For Manuscript Provenance Research: The Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project, Toby Burrows, Doug Emery, Arthur Mitchell Fraas, Eero Hyvönen, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho, David Lewis, Andrew Morrison, Kevin Page, Lynn Ransom, Emma Cawlfield Thomson, Jouni Tuominen, Athanasios Velios, Hanno Wijsman

Manuscript Studies

Since it was awarded a Round 4 Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge grant in 2017, the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project has been working to develop and test a methodology to link disparate datasets from Europe and North America with the aim of providing large-scale analysis and visualizations of the history and provenance of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Guided by a set of research questions identified at the outset of the project, MMM developed an innovative Linked Open Data model and dataset which unifies three separate manuscript-related databases in a semantically consistent way, together with the workflows for transforming the …


Visual Arguments And Entangled Ethnographies In The Boxer Codex, Miguel Ibáñez-Aristondo 2022 Villanova University

Visual Arguments And Entangled Ethnographies In The Boxer Codex, Miguel Ibáñez-Aristondo

Manuscript Studies

This article examines the Boxer Codex (BC, ca. 1590), which is a manuscript that contains illustrations and narratives describing ethnic groups of the western Pacific islands and continental Southeast and East Asia. The article examines the codex in relation to early modern costume books by examining the role that images played in the creation of ethnographical knowledge. Divided into four parts, the first and second sections examine the opening foldout drawing and the first account of the codex, which both deal with the native people of the Ladrones Islands. The third part put the codex in dialogue with other Iberian …


Perspectives On Digital Catalogs And Textual Networks Of Old Norse Literature, Katarzyna A. Kapitan 2022 University of Iceland

Perspectives On Digital Catalogs And Textual Networks Of Old Norse Literature, Katarzyna A. Kapitan

Manuscript Studies

Taking its point of departure in the network analysis of manuscript contexts of Old Norse texts, based on data collected from digital catalogs of Nordic manuscripts, this article examines the possibilities and challenges of the digital manuscript studies. Through a close examination a single Old Norse text and its genre affiliation in the extant manuscripts, the present study reveals the limitations of the application of network analysis to similar cases and identifies the contemporary digital cataloging practice as the main limitation. From the point of view of automated data extraction and from the perspective of new research questions that could …


Square Minuscule In The Age Of Cnut The Great, Kevin Kiernan 2022 University of Kentucky

Square Minuscule In The Age Of Cnut The Great, Kevin Kiernan

Manuscript Studies

Beowulf scholars wishing to eliminate a late date for the poem have embraced David Dumville’s stringent position that, although the scribes almost certainly copied the manuscript in the early eleventh century, it is “in the highest degree unlikely” they copied it after 1016. There is no obvious nor expressed justification for limiting a scribe’s life or career to the year Æthelred died and Cnut the Great became king. Dumville’s argument was that he could find no examples of Square minuscule that anyone could prove was written after 1013. In his exhaustive Catalogue of Manuscripts containing Anglo-Saxon, Neil Ker cautiously avoids …


The Digital Compilation And Restoration Of Herculaneum Fragment P.Herc.118, Christy Y. Chapman, C. S. Parker, Ali Bertelsman, Kristina Gessel, Hannah Hatch, Kyra Seevers, James H. Brusuelas, Stephen Parsons, Brent Seales 2022 University of Kentucky

The Digital Compilation And Restoration Of Herculaneum Fragment P.Herc.118, Christy Y. Chapman, C. S. Parker, Ali Bertelsman, Kristina Gessel, Hannah Hatch, Kyra Seevers, James H. Brusuelas, Stephen Parsons, Brent Seales

Manuscript Studies

Ancient documents pose many challenges for the scholars who painstakingly study and elucidate them. Natural deterioration occurs over time, erasing words and sentences that were once apparent. Water and fire damage can render text completely unreadable. Wrinkles and folds obscure content essential to meaning. Thankfully, old and new imaging methods can today be combined to rescue “lost” text and make it once again accessible to scholars. Using computer vision techniques like registration, historical images that often represent the most faithful record of the original content of a document can now be combined with those produced by newer technologies, like spectral …


Postmodern Poetry And Queer Medievalisms: Time Mechanics, David Hadbawnik 2022 American University of Kuwait

Postmodern Poetry And Queer Medievalisms: Time Mechanics, David Hadbawnik

New Queer Medievalisms

This volume builds on recent scholarship on contemporary poetry in relation to medieval literature, focusing on postmodern poets who work with the medieval in a variety of ways. Such recent projects invert or “queer” the usual transactional nature of engagements with older forms of literature, in which readers are asked to exchange some small measure of bewilderment at archaic language or forms for a sense of having experienced a medieval text. The poets under consideration in this volume demand that readers grapple with the ways in which we are still “medieval” – in other words, the ways in which the …


Mapping Narrations, Narrating Maps: Concepts Of The World In The Middle Ages And The Early Modern Period, Ingrid Baumgartner, Daniel Gneckow, Anna Hollenbach, Phillip Landgrebe 2022 Universitat Kassel

Mapping Narrations, Narrating Maps: Concepts Of The World In The Middle Ages And The Early Modern Period, Ingrid Baumgartner, Daniel Gneckow, Anna Hollenbach, Phillip Landgrebe

Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

This volume offers the author's central articles on the medieval and early modern history of cartography for the first time in English translation. A first group of essays gives an overview of medieval cartography and illustrates the methods of cartographers. Another analyzes world maps and travel accounts in relation to mapped spaces. A third examines land surveying, cartographical practices of exploration and the production of Portolan atlases.


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