Signs on the edge: Space, Text and Margin in Medieval Manuscripts.

LARRAT KEEFER, S.; BREMMER Jr., R. H. (ed.) (2007), Signs on the edge: Space, Text and Margin in Medieval Manuscripts (Mediaevalia Groningana New Series, 10), Leuven: Peeters Publishers.

Recension de cet ouvrage par David Watt (University of Manitoba) dans The Medieval Review:

Medieval cultures to the north and west of the Alps gained their initial understanding of visual spatialization from the Ancient world, but developed their own ways of managing primary and secondary space on any surface where text and/or art interact. The eleven essays of this volume span the period from early insular manuscripts through to later medieval books or artefacts, and examine specific strategies in scribal layout or prescribed authorial design. These vary in their sophistication from the naïve and inadvertent to the self-conscious and at times parodic intentional, allowing us a fascinating insight into the many different ways in which main and marginal space on the page could be employed by medieval imaginations.

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In Memoriam: Phillip John Pulsiano (1955–2000). Jill Frederick, Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Introduction: Signs on the Edge, Sarah Larratt Keefer and Rolf H. Bremmer Jr.

I. EARLY MARGINS IN THE NORTH
Re-drawing the Bounds: Marginal Illustrations and Interpretative Strategies in The Book of Kells (Ann Dooley, University of Toronto).

Textual Varieties in Manuscript Margins (William Schipper, Memorial University of Newfoundland).

II. ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND: LAY OUT
Margins and Marginalization: Representations of Eve in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11 (Catherine E. Karkov, University of Leeds).

Use of Manuscript Space for Design, Text and Image in Liturgical Books Owned by the Community of St Cuthbert (Sarah Larratt Keefer, Trent University, Ontario).
 
III. ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND: SECONDARY MATERIAL
Jaunts, Jottings and Jetsam in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts (Phillip Pulsiano†, Villanova University, Pennsylvania).
On the Margins of Orthodoxy: Devotional Formulas and Protective Prayers in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 41 (Karen Louise Jolly, University of Hawai at Manoa).

 
IV. MID-MEDIEVAL INSULAR AND NORTHERN MARGINS
Dangerous Siren or Abandoned Wife? Gloss versus Text on an Early Irish Manuscript Page (Joanne Findon, Trent University, Ontario).

Footprints of Monastic Instruction: a Latin Psalter with Interverbal Old Frisian Glosses (Rolf H. Bremmer Jr, University of Leiden).
The Bayeux Tapestry: the Voice from the Border (Gale R. Owen-Crocker, University of Manchester).

V. LATER MEDIEVAL USE OF MARGINS
Lost but Not Forgotten: References to a Remarkable Middle Dutch Legenda aurea Manuscript (Erik Kwakkel, University of Victoria).
The ‘Comedieta’ of the Sátira: Dom Pedro de Portugal’s Monkeys in the Margins (Michael Agnew, University of San Diego).
 
Index of Manuscripts.
Subject Index.
Table of Contents.

 

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