Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments

This book sheds light on the fragments from Latin manuscripts as sources to determine the establishment and development of European book culture in Scandinavia in the Middle Ages.

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Author: Aslaug Ommundsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367881691

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Page: 304

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Much of what is known about the past often rests upon the chance survival of objects and texts. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the fragments of medieval manuscripts re-used as bookbindings in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Such fragments provide a tantalizing, yet often problematic glimpse into the manuscript culture of the Middle Ages. Exploring the opportunities and difficulties such documents provide, this volume concentrates on the c. 50,000 fragments of medieval Latin manuscripts stored in archives across the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This large collection of fragments (mostly from liturgical works) provides rich evidence about European Latin book culture, both in general and in specific relation to the far north of Europe, one of the last areas of Europe to be converted to Christianity. As the essays in this volume reveal, individual and groups of fragments can play a key role in increasing and advancing knowledge about the acquisition and production of medieval books, and in helping to distinguish locally made books from imported ones. Taking an imaginative approach to the source material, the volume goes beyond a strictly medieval context to integrate early modern perspectives that help illuminate the pattern of survival and loss of Latin manuscripts through post-Reformation practices concerning reuse of parchment. In so doing it demonstrates how the use of what might at first appear to be unpromising source material can offer unexpected and rewarding insights into diverse areas of European history and the history of the medieval book.

Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments

As to the other major Nordic fragment collections, it is more difficult to get an overview, and it is at this point hard to say exactly how many manuscripts are represented among the fragments contained in the collections.

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Author: Åslaug Ommundsen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317086741

Category: History

Page: 304

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Much of what is known about the past often rests upon the chance survival of objects and texts. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the fragments of medieval manuscripts re-used as bookbindings in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Such fragments provide a tantalizing, yet often problematic glimpse into the manuscript culture of the Middle Ages. Exploring the opportunities and difficulties such documents provide, this volume concentrates on the c. 50,000 fragments of medieval Latin manuscripts stored in archives across the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This large collection of fragments (mostly from liturgical works) provides rich evidence about European Latin book culture, both in general and in specific relation to the far north of Europe, one of the last areas of Europe to be converted to Christianity. As the essays in this volume reveal, individual and groups of fragments can play a key role in increasing and advancing knowledge about the acquisition and production of medieval books, and in helping to distinguish locally made books from imported ones. Taking an imaginative approach to the source material, the volume goes beyond a strictly medieval context to integrate early modern perspectives that help illuminate the pattern of survival and loss of Latin manuscripts through post-Reformation practices concerning reuse of parchment. In so doing it demonstrates how the use of what might at first appear to be unpromising source material can offer unexpected and rewarding insights into diverse areas of European history and the history of the medieval book.

Saints and Their Legacies in Medieval Iceland

This tells more, however, about the medieval origins of such manuscripts than their fate after the Reformation, ... 'Latin Fragments Related to Iceland', in Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments: The Destruction and Reconstruction of ...

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Author: Dario Bullitta

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843846116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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An examination of hagiographical traditions and their impact.

Dominican Resonances in Medieval Iceland

“Illuminated Manuscript Production in Western Iceland in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries. ... In Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Medieval Books, edited by Åslaug Ommundsen and ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004465510

Category: History

Page: 348

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This book explores the life and times of Jón Halldórsson, bishop of Skálholt (1322–39), a Dominican who had studied the liberal arts and canon law in Paris and Bologna, and provides a snapshot with wider implications for understanding of medieval literacy.

Disiecta Membra Musicae

Ommundsen, Åslaug, and Tuomas Heikkilä (eds) (2017), Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments, Oxford and New York: Routledge. Taitto, Ilkka (1992), Documenta Gregoriana. Latinalaisen kirkkolaulun lähteitä Suomessa, Porvoo: WSOY.

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Author: Giovanni Varelli

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110717907

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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Although fragments from music manuscripts have occupied a place of considerable importance since the very early days of modern musicology, a collective, up-to-date, and comprehensive discussion of the various techniques and approaches for their study was lacking. On-line resources have also become increasingly crucial for the identification, study, and textual/musical reconstruction of fragmentary sources. Disiecta Membra Musicae. Studies in Musical Fragmentology aims at reviewing the state of the art in the study of medieval music fragments in Europe, the variety of methodologies for studying the repertory and its transmission, musical palaeography, codicology, liturgy, historical and cultural contexts, etc. This collection of essays provides an opportunity to reflect also on broader issues, such as the role of fragments in last century’s musicology, how fragmentary material shaped our conception of the written transmission of early European music, and how new fragments are being discovered in the digital age. Known fragments and new technology, new discoveries and traditional methodology alternate in this collection of essays, whose topics range from plainchant to ars nova and fifteenth- to sixteenth-century polyphony.

The Nordic Languages

One may assume that runic script was used much more than Latin script by the common man in Scandinavia in everyday ... Icelandic, Norwegian, and Faroese The oldest preserved manuscript fragment from Iceland is from the mid-12th c.

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Author: Oskar Bandle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110148763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1057

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The handbook is not tied to a particular methodology but keeps in principle to a pronounced methodological pluralism, encompassing all aspects of actual methodology. Moreover it combines diachronic with synchronic-systematic aspects, longitudinal sections with cross-sections (periods such as Old Norse, transition from Old Norse to Early Modern Nordic, Early Modern Nordic 1550-1800 and so on). The description of Nordic language history is built upon a comprehensive collection of linguistic data; it consists of more than 200 articles written by a multitude of authors from Scandinavian and German and English speaking countries. The organization of the book combines a central part on the detailed chronological developments and some chapters of a more general character: chapters on theory and methodology in the beginning and on overlapping spatio-temporal topics in the end.

The Nordic Languages

One may assume that runic script was used much more than Latin script by the common man in Scandinavia in everyday ... Icelandic, Norwegian, and Faroese The oldest preserved manuscript fragment from Iceland is from the mid-12th c.

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Author: Oscar Bandle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1084

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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

The Meaning of Media

Texts and Materiality in Medieval Scandinavia Anna Catharina Horn, Karl G. Johansson. Blackwell. ... The Making of Christian Myths in the Periphery of Latin Christendom (c. 1000–1300). ... Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments.

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Author: Anna Catharina Horn

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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The book highlights aspects of mediality and materiality in the dissemination and distribution of texts in the Scandinavian Middle Ages important for achieving a general understanding of the emerging literate culture. In nine chapters various types of texts represented in different media and in a range of materials are treated. The topics include two chapters on epigraphy, on lead amulets and stone monuments inscribed with runes and Roman letters. In four chapters aspects of the manuscript culture is discussed, the role of authorship and of the dissemination of Christian topics in translations. The appropriation of a Latin book culture in the vernaculars is treated as well as the adminstrative use of writing in charters. In the two final chapters topics related to the emerging print culture in early post-medieval manuscripts and prints are discussed with a focus on reception. The range of topics will make the book relevant for scholars from all fields of medieval research as well as those interested in mediality and materiality in general.

Christianization in Early Medieval Transylvania

Heikkilä, Tuomas – Ommundsen, Åslaug 2017, Nordic Latin Manuscript Fragments: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Medieval Books. Abingdon: Routledge. Heitel, Radu R. 1972, “Archäologische Beiträge zu den romanischen Baudenkmälern aus ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004515864

Category: History

Page: 524

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This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the issue of the Christianization of Transylvania, starting from the recent archaeological discovery of a 10th-century, Byzantine-style church in Alba Iulia.

Manuscripts in Scandinavian Collections

Although there are several early ecclesiastical MSS of English origin in Latin , as the Christian faith was brought to ... mainly private , from the early nineteenth century and lists of manuscripts and manuscript fragments in the state ...

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Author: Irma Taavitseinen

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843841444

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 46

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Handlist to Middle English prose items in Scandinavian libraries.