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Insular BooksVernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain$
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Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265833

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Insular Books

Margaret Connolly

Raluca Radulescu

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.

Keywords:   insular manuscript, multi-text manuscript, miscellany, terminology, case study, whole book, edition, facsimile, interaction, cultural turn, production, circulation

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