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manuscript culture

The broad culture and history surrounding the production, circulation, commerce, and consumption of scribal and handwritten texts. It is closely related to the scholarly practices of ...

manuscript culture

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... culture The broad culture and history surrounding the production, circulation, commerce, and consumption of scribal and handwritten texts. It is closely related to the scholarly practices of *codicology , which focuses generally on the interrelation of certain MSS and MS traditions, and *palaeography , the study of early *letterforms , hands, and systems of writing. Long connected with the study of ancient and medieval MSS, the term has been associated more recently with the era of *print culture as well, witnessed by the continuous cultural...

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The broad culture and history surrounding the production, circulation, commerce, and consumption of scribal and handwritten texts. It is closely related to the scholarly practices of codicology, ...
Antiquarianism (Popular)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...of this quarrel had been confronted and its main issue (the nature of world medieval culture) neutrally resolved, could the ‘history of English literature’ assume a professional academic form, and begin to meet the needs of the modern university. Last of the major anti-establishment scholars was Francis Douce himself. The great collection of illustrated books, manuscripts, and ephemera he left to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, helps define his notion of culture as an endlessly fascinating treasure-cabinet of discrete, expressive, but anonymous objects...

Irish Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...their lands and people to their places were highly valued and transmitted (albeit customized to fit current exigencies) from generation to generation. The Gaelic manuscripts recording the dinnseanchas contain some of the earliest place‐descriptive material in the European literary tradition. As in Europe generally, the 18th‐century Enlightenment facilitated a quickening interest in national culture in Ireland. The Royal Irish Academy, founded in 1785 , became the focus of this interest, sponsoring the first serious publishing programme in the English...

Mythology

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...as emanating from the primal catastrophe of the Flood. Both tendencies developed a comparative method which abolished the differences between heterogeneous cultures in order to create a single system so as to explain the nature of religion and myth. Another aspect of this homogenizing project was the diffusionist representation of diverse mythologies, the theory of the dispersal of all cultures from a common source. Diffusionism, with its monogenetic account of origins, was a feature of most Christian apologetics which sought to defend the authority of...

Quotations

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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...here or consider or a similar word. A period would leave the quotation in a sort of syntactic limbo. A comma typically introduces a short quotation that isn't set off from the rest of the text—e.g.: True, I can't quite match [Barzun's] example of the novelist who submitted a manuscript in which one of his characters spoke about seeing a play starring the Lunts; it came back to him from his publisher with the marginal suggestion, “Wouldn't the Hunts be better?” John Gross , “Editing and Its Discontents,” in The State of the Language 282, 285 ( Christopher...

Publishing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...who could not read lived to an unprecedented degree in a culture of print, for the impact of the publishing revolution extended beyond the literate public. People who could not read were encouraged to buy a few books so that their literate guests and friends could read to them. Reading aloud, both in public and in private, was a universal practice that enabled non-readers to share in the pleasures of the literate. In homes, taverns, *coffeehouses , in fields, and on the street, oral and literate cultures were married through the ministrations of the public...

Domestic Buildings

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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Oxford University Press

...bills, maps , diaries , architectural drawings, and a wide variety of other written material relating to the building and remodelling of the family house and the ancillary buildings that made up the estate. Some builders, with a conscious eye to posterity, left detailed manuscript accounts of their building activities, which provide invaluable evidence for contemporary attitudes and practices. A highly readable example of this is the ‘Cursory Notes of Building occasioned by the Repair, or rather Metamorfosis, of an old house in The Country, Reserved for...

Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...not own land began to be realized at the end of the 17th century, but it was not until the 19th century that genealogists began to transcribe and publish them in a systematic way. The Harleian Society , founded in 1869 to print ‘the Heraldic Visitations of Counties and any manuscripts relating to genealogy, family history, and heraldry’, established in 1877 a Register Section, which continues to publish parish registers, the great majority relating to London. At the turn of the century, societies for the publication of registers were established in several...

Prints

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...out of the perceived limitations of the processes then available. While the products of the printmaking industry in the period are still part of common experience—available in museums and libraries, reproduced in books, and hanging in private homes—the culture which grew up around them has been lost. This culture, the milieu of the printmakers themselves, their rivalries, and their negotiations with each other and with purchasers, was essentially urban and overwhelmingly London-based, though there were independent centres of print production in the major...

Education

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The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...it began as an interdenominational body, the SPCK soon became specifically Anglican. Its schools provided a basic education for thousands of children, including girls. The printed reports of the SPCK, 1705–32 , list the schools that were connected with the Society; the manuscript records of the Society include correspondence, minutes, etc. Much evidence relating to charity schools is to be found in local record offices , and it is worth looking at wills for generous bequests at this time to set up village schools, e.g. Lady Joanna Thornhill of Wye...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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... Victor Erofeyev , “The Russian God,” New Yorker , 16 Dec. 2002 , at 56. • “She tried not to think that all his verses about her—the sonnets, the villanelles, the haiku—were merely ploys to prepare her for this ridiculous rubber balloon.” Arthur Miller , “The Bare Manuscript,” New Yorker , 16 Dec. 2002 , at 82, 86. Sometimes, perhaps as a result of an ill-founded prejudice against dashes, writers try to make commas function in their place. Often this doesn't work. In fact, the commas can result in a comma splice (one of two types of run-on...

38 The History of the Book in the Muslim World

38 The History of the Book in the Muslim World   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...were easier and cheaper to prepare, and this too contributed to the efflorescence of MS book culture. Coloured, especially red, inks were quite often used, and the practice of *rubrication was widespread, helping to clarify the structures of texts and *headings in the absence of *punctuation ( see textual articulation ). Gilt and silver also appear in some more prestigious MSS, especially Qur’āns, both for script and illumination ( see illuminated manuscript, muslim ). The Arabic script, under the impetus of the need to write down the divine text of...

8 The Transmission of Jewish Knowledge through MSS and Printed Books

8 The Transmission of Jewish Knowledge through MSS and Printed Books   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... (1990) — BMC 13: Hebraica (2005) D. W. Parry et al ., eds., The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader (2004) R. Posner and I. Ta-Shma , eds., The Hebrew Book (1975) B. Richler , Guide to Hebrew Manuscript Collections (1994) E. G. L. Schrijver , ‘The Hebraic Book’, in A Companion to the History of the Book , ed. S. Eliot and J. Rose (2007) C. Sirat , Hebrew Manuscripts of the Middle Ages (2002) I. Ta-Shma , ‘The “Open” Book in Medieval Literature: the Problem of Authorized Editions’, BJRL 75 (1993) 17–24 E. Tov , Textual Transmission of the Hebrew Bible ...

5 The European Medieval Book

5 The European Medieval Book   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... (1984) R. Clemens and T. Graham , Introduction to Manuscript Studies (2007) C. de Hamel , A History of Illuminated Manuscripts , 2e (1994) A. Derolez , The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books (2003) N. R. Ker , English Manuscripts in the Century after the Norman Conquest (1960) T. Kren and S. McKendrick , eds., Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe (2003) E. A. Lowe , Codices Latini Antiquiores: A Palaeographical Guide to Latin Manuscripts Prior to the Ninth Century (12 vols, 1934–71) J....

21 The History of the Book in Ireland

21 The History of the Book in Ireland   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...revival of Irish culture, through the publication of titles such as Eugene O’Curry’s Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History (Duffy, 1861 ) and John O’Donovan’s *annotated *translation of The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters , a large and beautiful *parallel text edition in seven *quarto volumes, expertly printed by Gill at the University Press ( 1848–51 ). By the early 1890s , however, when W. B. Yeats and his peers wished to gain support for their attempts to rejuvenate Irish culture more generally,...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... Specimens of a Dialect of the Aborigines of New South Wales ); and scripture texts and *primers for Aboriginals on mission stations. Penny van Toorn has pointed out that categorizing Aboriginal culture as ‘oral’ and European as ‘literate’ is oversimplistic, privileging European concepts of what writing is and does over other sign systems. Aboriginal culture inscribed meanings on message-sticks, as well as on rocks, bark, human bodies, clothing, and ritual objects. The first monograph on an Aboriginal artist. The Bread and Cheese Club’s leading spirit...

The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster

The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster   Reference library

Randall Martin, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...is based on Shakespeare’s manuscript, since several missing, imprecise, or discretionary stage directions suggest a draft, still open to revision, rather than a finished state or fair copy. Shakespeare also possibly revised several passages in the Folio manuscript at a later stage in his career (e.g. Clifford ’s speech at 5.3.31–49). Minor adjustments in the Folio, such as its elimination of Q1’s Buckingham, may reflect topical political sensitivities. At several points the Folio typesetters consulted Q3 because the manuscript copy was unclear. Sources: The...

7 The Book as Symbol

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...of Constance in 1415 , and the same council ordered Wyclif’s bones to be exhumed and burned alongside his writings. Such practices survived the Reformation and transferred into nascent Protestantism: Michael Servetus was burned at Geneva in 1553 with several portions of manuscript and one of his printed works bound around his waist. In the new confessional divisions, the Bible itself came under threat: Tyndale’s New Testament was burned in England in the 1520s by official order. In such turmoil, a book could be found miraculously to survive even as the...

43b The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (2): The Mainland

43b The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (2): The Mainland   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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...reproduce texts, whereas the revolutionary Neo Lao Haksat (Lao Patriotic Front) printed large editions of propaganda literature in cave presses until 1975 . Bibliography [ Cornell University Library ,] The Book in Southeast Asia (1990) H. Ginsburg , Thai Art and Culture: Historic Manuscripts from Western Collections (2000) P. Herbert and A. Milner , eds., Southeast Asia: Languages and Literatures (1989) D. E. U. Kratz , ed., Southeast Asian Languages and Literatures (1996) S. F. McHale , Print and Power: Confucianism, Communism, and Buddhism in the...

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