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Déroche, François

Codicology, the study or knowledge of codices (manuscript books consisting of a series of gatherings, or quires, of sheets), developed in the second half of the twentieth century. Its primary aim is the study of the material aspects of codices, which involves two main tasks. The codicologist

Monks and Owen

Medieval Codicology, Iconography, Literature and Translation groups 33 original essays by prominent scholars in four major medieval fields.
Manuscripts of Leiden University, Beauvais Cathedral, Sir John Donne, details of scribal practices and Dominican copyists are especially important. The codicological and iconographic studies are enhanced by 75 illustrations drawn from manuscripts or from miniatures in the Petites Heures of Jean de Berry and in copies of the Roman de la Rose. Named artists are William de Brailes, Master of Ghent Privileges, Master of Jean Rolin, Jean Colombe.
The Literature Section contains research papers on Haveloc, Arthur, Órlám, Tristan, Fergus, Sept Sages, Chemin de Vaillance, an Anglo-Norman religious treatise, Beghine compositions and perspectives on Cloister and Text. One also finds discussions about chevalerie, perdre son alleluia and about translators of the Bible, St Jerome, Boethius and the De excidio Troiæ.

Reinsch, Diether Roderich (Berlin RWG)

scholars agree upon, codicology refers to the study of the late-antique and medieval book, i.e. the codex. At present, a distinction is made between a narrow and a wider definition of the term. In the narrow...


- cuted the initials in medieval manuscripts, as well as the consequences of those relationships on the manuscript page. He constructs his argument on the basis of many examples and coins new terms to encapsulate new ideas. Keywords codicology, palaeography, medieval manuscripts, initials Initials have

Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith

Codicology is a relatively new discipline, whose main purpose is the study of manuscripts as material objects in their own right. This study is complementary to, but distinct from the study of the textual contents and palaeography (script and handwriting) of manuscripts. In a narrow sense

Jan Just Witkam

Ibn Sīnā, Leiden University Library, Islamic philosophy, codicology, Islamic manuscripts Introductory Remarks In the bibliographical literature (notably Anawati and Mahdavi) 1 the two Lei- den manuscripts of Ibn Sīnā’s al-Shifā ʾ are known as MSS Leiden 1444 and Lei- den 1445. Neither manuscript

Jos Biemans

emphasis is given to codicology and palaeography, printing from around 1500 until pres- ent times, humanism, book publishers and libraries, typography, bibliophily and book binding. Since 1971 Quærendo has been establishing itself as a forum for contributions from the Low Countries concerning the history

Michael Kaler

revelation delivered by Jesus, as has been done in the past. Keywords Gnosticism, Nag Hammadi, Petrine, Pauline, Acts, Revelation Dialogue, Codicology Introduction Th e Letter of Peter to Philip (hereafter Letter ) is an ancient gnostic text, extant in two versions. A very damaged version is found among the

Karel F. Treebus, Willem Heijting, Karel Porteman and J.P. Gumbert

3I2 WORDS, WORDS, WORDS IN CODICOLOGY MARILENA MANIACI, Terminologia del libro manoscritto, Préface di Denis Muzerelle [= Addenda 3]. Roma, Istituto per la Patologia del libro I996, xx, 484 pp., illus., ISBN 88-7075-467- 7, ITL 80.000. PILAR OSTOS, MA LUISA PARDO, ELENA E. RODRÍGUEZ