Description : This volume surveys the production and marketing of non-monastic manuscripts and printed books over 150 years in late medieval Brittany. Through analysis of the physical aspects of Breton manuscripts and books, and of the prices, wages and commissions associated with their manufacture, Diane Booton exposes connections between the tangible cultural artifacts and the society that produced, acquired and valued them.
Description : Lawrence-Mathers investigates the Norman assimilation of Northumbria through an analysis of the production and collection of manuscripts from the area. She shows that the region's literary and religious culture was transformed during this period largely because of the Augustan and Cistercian reforming movements and the extraordinary rate at which new monastic houses were founded. Detailed sections examine the social context of manuscripts, the influence of Bede and contemporary pressures as well as changes in the physical production of texts and in the script itself. Emphasis is placed on Durham, its role within the rest of Norman England, monastic libraries, the cult of St Cuthbert and Aelred of Rievaulx.
Description : Care & Conservation of Manuscripts 2 - Proceedings of the Second International Seminar Held at the University of Copenhagen 16-17 October 1995
Description : Indonesian Manuscripts from the Islands of Java, Madura, Bali and Lombok is an original, pioneering, and richly illustrated work that discusses hitherto unaddressed features of manuscript traditions of these islands. The extensive description of palm-leaf manuscripts in particular opens up avenues for further study.
Description : Contents: R.I. Page: The research group on manuscript evidence: Some approaches and discoveries; Nicholas Hadgraft: The significance of the archaeology of the book in the context of conservation work; Søren Carlsen: aspects of documentation and conservation; Peter Springborg: The work of conservation at the Arnamagnæan Institute; Sigurgeir Steingrimsson: The care of manuscripts in the Arni Magnusson Institute in Iceland; Ögmundur Helgason: A brief account of the conservation of manuscripts and old printed books in the National Library of Iceland; Programme for the seminar; List of participants; Colour plates; Illustrations; Index of manuscript.