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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 33–44.
Published: 01 March 1944
...Robert A. Caldwell Copyright © 1944 by Duke University Press 1944 THE SCRIBE OF THE CHAUCER MS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Gg 4. 27 By ROBERTA. CALDWELL In their description of the Cambridge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... creative God or passive scribe must be replaced by a focus on the middle ranges of literary agency, which in turn requires theoretical elaboration. Premodern tropes of authorial activity, such as the metaphor of authorship as textile labor, gain a much fuller range of complexity and nuance when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 381–387.
Published: 01 December 1945
... and words of fifty-seven songs in French, Italian, English, Latin, and Spanish.’ The manuscript was compiled about 14802 and was written by one scribe throughout.* The inclu- sion of three compositions with English texts is of great interest to historians of music; for English texts do not appear...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., carefully written (and corrected) on parchment, does not change. Trouble is, readers of the meticulously created text have changed. Many harbor notions about these older texts that the original scribes of the sole exact copy never thought about. They were later, they had theories about meter, and they had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 9–16.
Published: 01 March 1942
... or scribe. The existence of the Second Nun depends upon only two, or possibly three pieces of evidence-no one of which is unassailable : 1 The Chaucer Tradition, pp. 130-1. 2Professors Manly and Rickert, though they do not question Brusen- dorff’s evidence, do not agree with his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 281–317.
Published: 01 September 1990
... five or six different scribes using informal scripts; one page was copied upside-down. M. R. James describes it as “a very shabby ugly The pecia method of production of this manuscript suggests that different exemplars may have been used for different quires. Whether this is indeed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 259–262.
Published: 01 September 1968
...- giiru cyn, arguing that: (1) it fulfills alliterative need; (2) in context, wine-giira cyn refers to the Geats; and (3) the culprit guru arose because “In working with the hine-wine sequence, when the scribe was copying the i-n-e of hine, he apparently assumed that he had already completed hine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 235–242.
Published: 01 June 1942
... the Prophecies of Merlin (Book VII of the Historia) which the scribe, a Frenchman, preferred to place unabridged, after the narrative. Needless to say, the Prophecies defy abbreviation; the scribe showed good taste in placing it where he did. The Prophecies end with the slightly modified statement...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 409–426.
Published: 01 September 1990
... extremes of possibility. One way of approaching the problem of the tale’s moral impli- cations is historically-to look at the ways in which early scribes and editors and commentators approached it. The value of such an approach lies in its demonstration of the textual and critical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 339–343.
Published: 01 December 1959
.... It assumes that the poet deserves more respect than the scribe : specifically, “certain elementary conventions of style and alliteration as they are established by Old English poetry and by Beowulf in particular” are proper criteria for scholarly decisions in establishing a text. This case lacks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 131–145.
Published: 01 June 1950
... German, with only minor dialectal variations, where uncultured scribes inserted other forms of the vulgar tongue, some older, some corrupt,”2 he could hardly have foreseen the headaches he was to cause. For the question cannot be answered in these terms and should never, in fact, have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 363–364.
Published: 01 September 1951
... sense for discovering and evaluating memorial corruption which he demonstrated in his study of the bad quarto of Hamlet (1941), he is able to prove beyond any question that the copy is a makeshift prompt book reconstructed by a group of actors dictating to a scribe. The case is so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 March 1985
..., as George Kane and E. Fdlbot Donaldson argue at considerable length, the scribes freely emended, altered, and otherwise changed their exemplars.* Much of the emendation and alteration in the early manuscripts undoubt- edly came about because the scribes did not understand what they saw before them...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 318–326.
Published: 01 June 1965
... Brackert quotes Hanns Fischer to the effect that the scribe could develop considerable initiative in the course of his work: “wo dann der Schreiber vom blossen Statisten zum mitverantwortlichen Akteur avanciert,” and then comments: “den Redaktoren muss die Nibelungenuberlieferung in vie1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (2): 207–210.
Published: 01 June 1983
... is obviously a happen- 207 208 REVIEWS stance, and the scribe, John Clerke, indicates the proper place of the play, following the Three Kings. (In a note, Smith had also indicated her aware- ness of this [p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (4): 443–464.
Published: 01 December 2023
... main scribes whose hands—though remarkably similar—can be differentiated. As I address below, the number of scribes who took on the copying of the Eibingen facsimile matched the number and, possibly, the stints of their forebears, but, at least according to Albert Derolez ( 2000 : 475n43...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 1945
...: “Language of the Poet” (pp. 16-19), and “Language of the Scribe” (pp. 19-25). Each of these parts is divided 126 Reviews into the categories of Phonetics, Morphology, and Vocabulary, with further subdivisions under each, In this section are listed all the features...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Political and economic affairs could be conducted in cuneiform even beyond the regions where it was at home. A large cache of cunei- form documents found at Amarna, in northern Egypt, shows that the pharaohs had scribes trained to read and write Akkadian, Hittite, and other languages in cuneiform...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 82–87.
Published: 01 March 1990
... means only to distance and depoliticize” (p. 13 The book projects an interesting (and necessarily controversial) schematic history of artistic production: what Paulson de- scribes as a narrative of the iconoclastic sequence: myth and idolatry are broken by Reformation iconoclasm...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 319–320.
Published: 01 June 1941
... or reproduced. To the twenty poems (including only five certainly by Shakespeare) already pub- lished, Jaggard added in the third edition nine poems extracted from 320 R&ws Thomas Heywood’s Troia Britanica (1609). The additions are de- scribed on the title-page, below...