- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Texts in Conversation
- 3 Multilingualism, the Harley Scribe, and Johannes Jacobi
- 4 Literary Scribes
- 5 The Organisation of Multilingual Miscellanies
- 6 John Northwood’s Miscellany Revisited
- 7 Vying for Attention
- 8 The Chivalric Miscellany
- 9 Amateur Book Production and the Miscellany in Late Medieval East Anglia
- 10 Writing Without Borders
- 11 Welsh Bardic Miscellanies
- 12 <i>Lancelot of the Laik</i> and the Literary Manuscript Miscellany in 15th- and 16th-century Scotland
- 13 Entertainment Networks, Reading Communities, and the Early Tudor Anthology
- 14 Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS Peniarth 12
- 15 Towards a Taxonomy of Middle English Manuscript Assemblages
- 16 The Whole Book and the Whole Picture
- 17 Afterword
- Index of Manuscripts
- General Index
- (p.1) 1 Introduction
- Insular Books
- British Academy
The Introduction outlines the scope and approach of the following sixteen contributions and summarises the main lines of investigation to which the manuscript miscellany has been subjected. Attention is paid to matters such as definitions, methodologies, and accessibility, and also to an assessment of the cultural significance of this type of multi-text manuscript, in its own time and for modern scholarship.
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