CANCELLED - Medieval Manuscripts Seminar

CANCELLED - Medieval Manuscripts Seminar
13 March 2018, 5.30pm - 7.15pm
Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House Library, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU



Colophons in context

Colophons are a specific part of the book, between text and accompanying material to the text. Their graphic features (shape, script, formality, layout, color) and their various links to the text (e.g. separated or intermingled with the final rubric) render them very difficult to interpret in a consistent manner. Based on the diverse material from the French catalogues of dated manuscripts, this paper will propose a flexible grid of analysis to take into account the co-presence of other script variations (e.g. for titles, rubrics, and incipits; tables of content; margins) and the hierarchy between the script that they imply, in order to better understand the aims of the scribes.


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