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Cracking Codes: Abbreviations In Medieval Script

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Text written in a pre-Caroline script, late eighth century, Leiden, UB, VLQ 69, fol. 24v. With permission.Having introduced script, the defining feature of the manuscript, this chapter addresses a ubiquitous feature of medieval handwriting:...

Medieval Book Apps

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Volvelle in housebook of Houcken family near Münster, ca. 1450-1500. Maastricht, Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg, 22.001A. Photo by the author.In the last chapter of this section the spectrum of medieval written culture expands once...

Combating Book Theft

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Page with book curse, tenth century. New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 1000, fol. 27v. Public domain. Source: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/tags/digital–collections.The previous chapter lead us...

Judging A Book By Its Cover

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Fore-edge with ownership mark of Jean, duc de Berry, fifteenth century (before 1416). London, BL, Burney 275. CC0 1.0 Universal. Source: www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts.The previous chapters dealt with the construction...

The Empty Part Of The Page

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Leaf from papyrus codex, ca. 150-250 CE. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, P.Mich.Inv. 6238, recto. CC BY 3.0. Source: .https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis.Filling the page with words and abbreviations is arguably the most important...

Helping Hands on the Page

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Pointing hand in shape of dragon, thirteenth century. London, BL, Royal 12 E.xxv. CC0 1.0 Universal. Source: www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts.This chapter deals with another marginal notation that reveals reading practices...

Medieval Script

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Text written in Caroline minuscule, ninth century. Leiden, UB, VLF 30, fol. 22v.Text written in Pregothic script, datable to 1145-1149. Leiden, UB, BPL 196, fol. 129v. With permission.Let’s start at the beginning. One of the fundamental...

Desktops

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Translator Simon de Hesdin at work at a broad desk consisting of two parts placed next to one another, 1479. London, BL, Royal 18 E.III, fol. 24r. CC0 1.0 Universal.Source: www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts.While miniatures may...

Digital Representations of the Provenance of Medieval Manuscripts

Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...Scope The Focus of this chapter is on metadata for recording the provenance of medieval manuscripts, considered primarily as movable physical cultural heritage objects or artefacts. By “provenance,” I mean the stages in the history...

The Skinny on Bad Parchment

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Thirteenth-century strip used to repair an eleventh-century page. Leiden, UB, BPL 28, fol. 96v. Photo by the author.While the main goal of this book has been to show how the material features of manuscripts can be used to provide insight...