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Beneventan discoveries [electronic resource] : collected manuscript catalogues, 1978-2008 /
Virginia Brown ; edited by Roger E. Reynolds.
imprint
Toronto : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c2012.
description
1 v. (various pagings) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780888441799
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Toronto : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c2012.
isbn
9780888441799
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Articles previously published in Mediaeval studies between 1978-2008.
language note
Text in English, with some Latin text.
catalogue key
10495277
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Virginia Brown was arguably the foremost scholar of Beneventan script. Her many publications from 1975 to 2009 served to revolutionize our knowledge of the production and dissemination of this minuscule script written in southern Italy. The volume consists of five catalogues originally published by Virginia in Mediaeval Studies between 1978 and 2008. As one would expect of a scholar of Virginia#146;s stature in the field, the scholarship of these five articles is exemplary. The catalogues first serve to bring to the attention of scholars hundreds of new manuscripts and manuscript fragments not known to Lowe in his original study of the Beneventan Script (1914). These rediscoveries are in themselves a singular achievement and pay tribute to Virginia#146;s skills as a detective. The fragments increase dramatically our knowledge of what texts were written in Beneventan, and a quick perusal reveals that while the majority of the manuscripts contain liturgical texts, many transmit new and important finds of classical and late antique authors (Apuleius, Boethius, Cicero, Claudius, Ovid). The descriptions of the manuscripts are noteworthy for their accuracy in dating (Virginia had a true "oculus palaeographicus," and she had seen so many manuscripts in Beneventan that she was able to date and localize script with great accuracy). A second important feature of these lists is the absolute accuracy in citing the current home of the manuscript. Virginia was a stickler for detail, and these catalogues certainly reflect her rigor as a scholar. -- Frank Coulson, The Ohio State University
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Main Description
This book reprints Virginia Brown's five lists of recently discovered Beneventan manuscript items, which first appeared in the journal Mediaeval Studies . A preface and comprehensive indexes compiled by Roger E. Reynolds are also included.
Main Description
Virginia Brown was the foremost scholar of Beneventan script, and her many publications from 1975 to 2009 served to revolutionize our knowledge of the production and dissemination of this minuscule script written in southern Italy. In collecting her work on the subject, this volume brings to the attention of scholars thousands of new manuscripts and manuscript fragments not known to E.A. Lowe in his original study of the Beneventan script. These discoveries and rediscoveries are in themselves a singular achievement and pay tribute to Virginia Brown's skills as a detective. The fragments increase dramatically our knowledge of what texts were written in Beneventan, and while the majority of the manuscripts contain liturgical texts, many transmit new and important finds from classical and late-antique authors, including Apuleius, Boethius, Cicero, Claudius, and Ovid. Beneventan Discoveries is a fitting tribute to a remarkable scholar and will prove of interest to readers in diverse fields, from palaeography, codicology, and the history of script to classical studies and liturgy. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Virginia Brown (1940-2009): A Tributep. xv
Beneventan Discoveries: Original pagination of articles is also retainedp. 1
A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (I) [1978]p. 3
A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (II) [1988]p. 54
A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (III) [1994]p. 97
A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (IV) [1999]p. 149
A Second New List of Beneventan Manuscripts (V) [2008]p. 217
Appendix: Preliminary Findings for New List VIp. 298
Indicesp. 301
Harmonized Hand List of Beneventan Manuscriptsp. 303
Index of General Contents of Beneventan Manuscriptsp. 399
Index of Contributors to the Second New Listsp. 420
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