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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 158–180.
Published: 01 May 2021
...’ assignment of meaning and cultural “readings” to medieval illuminators. Yet numerous sources, especially the instructions to illuminators that remain still visible in unfinished manuscripts, confirm that methods of work in the illustrating of medieval texts were guided by very different criteria than...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Karen Elizabeth Gross Abstract A hitherto unidentified early modern inscription in an illuminated Anglo-Norman Apocalypse manuscript owned by the Wormsley Estate (Buckinghamshire) is here demonstrated to be a stanza from “Content and Rich,” a moralizing lyric written by the Jesuit priest and martyr...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 193–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... or in conventions of illumination, formatting and glossing seen across large manuscript corpora, medieval manuscript books frequently bear signs of readers' engagement with the texts they contain, beginning with the scribes and artists responsible for giving form to the texts they read and reproduce. While many...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 195–199.
Published: 01 January 2015
... commemorating an individual act of reading or in conventions of illumination, formatting and glossing seen across large manuscript corpora, medieval manuscript books frequently bear signs of readers' engagement with the texts they contain, beginning with the scribes and artists responsible for giving form...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 483–490.
Published: 01 December 2023
... whose pages had been licked by medieval tongues, rubbed by medieval fingers, and nibbled by the teeth of medieval mice. You could see a fifteenth-century illuminated psalter that has been “damaged through heavy and prolonged use,” as the Bodleian’s catalog notes. Its vellum pages have curled up from...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 378–383.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and variant medieval textual traces-including alternate versions and "misfit" texts (53 )-that participate in the dense web of intertextual reference even if they are not represented in extant cyclical manuscripts. Indeed, such a critical practice seems called for by new experiments in digital text editing...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 120–137.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and ruling of the manuscript sheets to create and distinguish its use of space for texts and images, and copying and then illuminating initials and potential illustrations. The physical construction of the manuscript book and the cultures that came into making a witness an individual object of its own...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 January 2005
... the status of musical notation in literary manuscripts. Her reflections on medieval performance entail asking one of the more difficult questions confronting every student of medieval narrative: how do the musical performances of fictional characters relate to real ones? Butterfield states that even though...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 128–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... developed in the text in the unillustrated Cotton Nero copy (41–46). In the two illuminated copies, both text and image are further glossed in a Latin rubric describing how the lion tears the ass apart. In the Copenhagen manuscript, the meaning of each creature is reiterated in the rubric that accompanies...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 December 2023
... formal procedures of cultural assimilation seen in manuscripts ( Zingesser ). Projects like these illustrate the dynamism and diversity of contemporary medieval studies and their contribution to broader conversations about canon formation and cultural identity. In conclusion, from the medievalist...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 426–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
... that both modern reader and medieval receiver might experience and invites a re-examination of the role of the imagination in the study of medieval literature. kel@berkeley.edu Copyright © 2022 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2022 Marie de France Chèvrefeuille...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 138–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Carlo Meghini; Mirko Tavoni; Michelangelo Zaccarello Abstract With digital repositories and databases available since the 1990s, Dante scholarship has always been at the forefront of the digital humanities and the digitization of medieval texts and manuscripts. However, the amount of information...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., and Gail C. Holian. The Romance of the Rose Illuminated: Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Tempe: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 223, 2002. Braun, George M. "Dangier: A New Interpretation of Its Semantic Origin." French Review 7.6 (1934): 481-85. Busby, Keith...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to its laws while adopting varying solutions for communicating ontological contentions to readers. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Bruno Latour medieval encyclopedias manuscript illuminations natural history cosmology A major challenge...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 189–193.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., Gaunt's analysis illuminates the different registers-linguistic, narrative, comparative, and commercial-in which these tactics play out. He also provides clear and powerful theoretical indexes that reach well beyond the polarizing tropes that sometimes dominate scholarship on medieval travel texts...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 408–410.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., intellectual history, and the history of medieval studies are put into productive and illuminating conversation with each other. The somewhat rushed final discussion of Jacques Lacan's account of courtly love that closes the chapter, however, seems out of place, and it is not clear what it adds either...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., and the material of an illuminated parchment codex consists of animal, vegetable, and mineral—a comprehensive entity. The ecologies of the medieval codex locate it as a quasi object that situates the human author or reader as a quasi subject. Each manuscript exemplar emerges from elaborate economic networks—most...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 579–580.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., to name a few). But while no Catalan translation of Petrarch's vernacular works has survived, several Castilian translations of each of Petrarch's opere volgari were printed and circulated in manuscript form-but not, however, until the sixteenth century, many decades after they could have been considered...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 363–380.
Published: 01 May 2008
... in France (1690-1715): Nostalgic Utopias, Lewis C. Seifert contends that the rise of the literary fairy tale in the early 1690s can be indirectly connected to a widespread phenomenon of medieval nostalgia, particularly affecting the salon aristocracy. Dismayed by the waning cultural influence of the worldly...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 580–583.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the manuscript only when corrections seemed obvious ("mala lectura del texto 0 [ mala interpretacion de la palabra en italiano") and addresses the most substantial errors in the footnotes (29). One wonders, however, if these corrections and notes may always be pertinent or accurate. The editor has assumed...