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Manuscript Studies

Manuscript Studies Manuscript Studies, published by Penn Press, is a new journal that embraces the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age.

Manuscript Studies is a new journal that embraces the full complexity of global manuscript studies in the digital age.

Manuscript Studies issue 2.1 is out now! The theme for the Spring 2017 issue is "Collectors and Collections in the Histo...
04/28/2017
Project MUSE - Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies-Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2017

Manuscript Studies issue 2.1 is out now! The theme for the Spring 2017 issue is "Collectors and Collections in the History of Thai Manuscripts". Find the table of contents below and the full issue on Project Muse. For subscription information, go to mss.pennpress.org.

Articles
"Illuminating Archives: Collectors and Collections in the
History of Th ai Manuscripts" by Justin McDaniel
"Henry D. Ginsburg and the Th ai Manuscripts Collection at
the British Library and Beyond" by Jana Igunma
"Cultural Goods and Flotsam: Early Thai Manuscripts in Germany and Those Who Collected Them" by Barend Jan Terwiel
"Thai Manuscripts in Italian Libraries: Three Manuscripts
from G. E. Gerini’s Collection Kept at the University of Naples 'L’Orientale'" by Claudio Cicuzza
"Manuscripts in Central Th ailand: Samut Khoi from Phetchaburi Province" by Peter Skilling and Santi Pakdeekham
"Manuscripts from the Kingdom of Siam in Japan" by Toshiya Unebe
"The Chester Beatty Collection of Siamese Manuscripts in Ireland" by Justin McDaniel
"Siamese Manuscript Collections in the United States" by Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes and Justin McDaniel

https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/36157

The cover of MSS 1.2 comes from the first flyleaf of an 18th-century Italian manuscript copy of the De rerum natura, a t...
10/24/2016

The cover of MSS 1.2 comes from the first flyleaf of an 18th-century Italian manuscript copy of the De rerum natura, a two-thousand-year-old poem written by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius. The penciled notes are from later owners.

Manuscript Studies issue 1.2 (Fall 2016) is hot off the presses! Check out the Table of Contents below:"Collecting Histo...
10/21/2016

Manuscript Studies issue 1.2 (Fall 2016) is hot off the presses! Check out the Table of Contents below:

"Collecting Histories" by Lynn Ransom

Articles
"Joseph Holland and the Idea of the Chaucerian Book" by Megan L. Cook
"'Safe from Destruction by Fire': Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Venetian Manuscripts" by Anne- Marie Eze
"From Sinai to California: Th e Trajectory of Greek NT Codex 712 from the UCLA Young Research Library’s Special Collections (170/347)" by Julia Verkholantsev
"'The Butcher’s Bill': Using the Schoenberg Database to Reverse-Engineer Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books from Constituent Fragments" by Eric Johnson and Scott Gwara
"The Linked Collections of William Bragge (1823–1884) of Birmingham and Dr. Thomas Shadford Walker (1834–1885) of Liverpool" by William P. Stoneman
"Medieval Origins Revealed by Modern Provenance: The Case of the Bywater Missal" by Peter Kidd
"Canons, Huguenots, Movie Stars, and Missionaries: A Breviary’s Journey from Le Mans to Reno" by Lisa Fagin Davis
"Manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps in North American Institutions" by Toby Burrows

Annotations
"The Bibale Database at the IRHT: A Digital Tool for Researching Manuscript Provenance" by Hanno Wijsman
"Broken Books" by Debra Taylor Cashion

Reviews
Erik Kwakkel, ed. Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800–1200 by Rita Copeland
Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (MLGB3) by Alisa Beer
Felice Lifsh*tz. Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia:
A Study of Manuscript Transmission & Monastic Culture
E. Ann Matter
Lisa Fagin Davis. La Chronique Anonyme Universelle:
Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France by Elizaveta Strakhov

10/10/2016

Look out for MSS issue 1.2, out by the end of the month! The Fall issue features articles on Isabella Stewart Gardner's Venetian Manuscripts, Chaucer, and using the Schoenberg database to reconstruct medieval and renaissance manuscript fragments.

Article Spotlight: In "(In)completeness in Middle English Literature: The Case of the Cook's Tale and Tale of the Gamely...
08/29/2016

Article Spotlight: In "(In)completeness in Middle English Literature: The Case of the Cook's Tale and Tale of the Gamelyn," author Timothy L. Stinson explains the ways that incompleteness is both the de facto status of much of Middle English literature as well a defining characteristic of it, looking specifically at unfinished works like Chaucer's Cook's Tale and the Tale of Gamelyn, which has often been inaccurately attributed to Chaucer. Check out the Muse link below!

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/619233

Linda H. Chance and Julie Nelson Davis provide insight into the history of Japanese calligraphy in "The Handwritten and ...
07/11/2016

Linda H. Chance and Julie Nelson Davis provide insight into the history of Japanese calligraphy in "The Handwritten and the Printed: Issues of Format and Medium in Japanese Premodern Books" (MSS 1.1). They argue that the use of print technology to disseminate handwritten manuscripts has blurred the distinctions between "manuscript" and "print" texts. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/619232

06/27/2016

The Penn Press is happy to present the Table of Contents for the first issue of Manuscript Studies, a journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies:

"Citation and Alignment: Scholarship Outside and Inside the Codex" by Christopher Blackwell, Christine Roughan, and Neel Smith

"The Materiality of South Asian Manuscripts from the University of Pennsylvania MS Coll. 390 and the Rāmamālā Library in Bangladesh" by Benjamin J. Fleming

"Will That Surrogate Do?: Reflections on Material Manuscript Literacy in the Digital Environment from Islamic Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library" by Evyn Kropf

"Towards a Universal Catalogue of Early Manuscripts: Seymour de Ricci’s Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada" by Nigel Ramsay

"The Handwritten and the Printed: Issues of Format and Medium in Japanese Premodern Books" by Linda H. Chance and Julie Nelson Davis

"(In)completeness in Middle English Literature: The Case of the Cook’s Tale and the Tale of Gamelyn" by Timothy L. Stinson

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I would like to make you aware of NIAS Press' COMDC Series which is part of a major effort to present a complete illustrated and annotated catalogue of Oriental manuscripts, xylographs, etc. held at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. There are catalogues presenting Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Sanskrit, Persian, Yao, Tibetan, Arabic and Ethiopic manuscripts and rare books. You can see all the catalogues here: http://www.niaspress.dk/books/series/comdc-series-0