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  • Record Number: 11904
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gwara , Scott.
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  • Title: Manuscripts of Aldhelm's "Prosa de Virginitate" and the Rise of Hermeneutic Literacy in Tenth-Century England [descriptions of several "Prosa de virginitate" manuscripts with a proposed textual transmission; the author suggests that Glastonbury and Canterbury were the Benedictine centers that produced the extensive glosses and were responsible for the Aldhelm revival in the tenth century].
  • Source: Studi Medievali 35, 1 (Giugno 1994): Pages 101 - 159.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, Saint- Prosa de Virginitate Glosses Latin Literature Literature- Prose Manuscripts Monks Rhetoric Virginity in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7, 9- 10
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) London, British Library, MS Royal 7 D.xxiv, pars ii, fols. 82-168. The text has both Latin and Old English glosses in nine different hands. It is dated to the tenth century.2) Membra disiecta from an early ninth century manuscript:New Haven, Yale Unive
  • Illustrations: Eleven figures. All diagrams reconstructing the quires in the early ninth century manuscript now dispersed among the libraries at Yale, Cambridge, British Library, Bodleian, Philadelphia Free Library, and Oslo.
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03918467
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