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  • Record Number: 4039
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dutton , Elisabeth.
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  • Title: Textual Disunities and Ambiguities of "mise-en-page" in the Manuscripts Containing "Book to a Mother" ["Book to a Mother" is a compilation text in which a son discusses prayers and various teachings of the Church. It is frequently accompanied by other devotional pieces in its four surviving manuscript copies. Dutton presents a brief codicological analysis of the four manuscripts emphasizing scribal practices in handling divisions within texts and separations between texts. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History 6, ( 2003): Pages 149 - 159.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Book to a Mother, Middle English Prose Didactic Work Codicology Compilation Devotional Literature Literature- Prose Manuscripts
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) London, British Library Add. 30897. Dated to the fifteenth century. 2) London, British Library Egerton 826. Dating to the fourteenth century, this manuscript contains only the text of "Book to a Mother." It contains running heads in red and had space l
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  • Author's Affiliation: Magdalen College, University of Oxford
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15256790
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