Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8086
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gameson , Richard.
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  • Title: The Gospels of Margaret of Scotland and the Literacy of an Eleventh-Century Queen [appendices include a trancription of the Latin text on the flyleaf that describes the miraculous survival of the manuscript after falling in a river, an English translation of the text, and variant readings in the gospel texts].
  • Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.  Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.  British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 148 - 171.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Gospel Lectionaries Hagiography Literacy Manuscripts Manuscripts, Ownership of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Saint Miracles Queens Readers Turgot, Bishop of St. Andrews's- Vita Sanctae Margaretae Scotorum Reginae Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lat. liturg Fol. 5. Made up of thiry-eight folios, measuring approximately 173 by 110 mm. The author presumes that it was designed for private use and probably dates between 1030 and 1070. It is notably modest in decoration fo
  • Illustrations: Six figures, including Plates Three and Four. All of the illustrations come from Margaret's gospel lectionary. Author portraits of the four gosple writers are reproduced (two in color). Figure Sixty-Nine shows the verse inscription on the flyleaf recounting the manuscript's miraculous survival.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Kent
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163
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