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Aspects of knowledgePreserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages$
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Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780719097843

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.001.0001

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Mise en page: the dimension and layout of books containing Old English

Mise en page: the dimension and layout of books containing Old English

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(p.252) 11 Mise en page: the dimension and layout of books containing Old English
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Donald G. Scragg

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0012

In the final chapter in the book Donald Scragg focuses on the very practical issue of the size and the layout of Old English manuscripts from the eighth century to the first half of the twelfth, in order to explore the role of books in the transmission of thought, knowledge and practical experiences of the age. The chapter considers how the dimensions of surviving books can give clues ‘about their intended use, about how they were created and about what that may tell us about the role of the written vernacular in the society of early England’.

Keywords:   Materiality, Transmission, Practice, Old English

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