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Matthew Fisher

Format: CD-ROM

Language: English

Pages: 296

Publisher: Ohio State University Press; Cdr edition (November 10, 2012)

ISBN: 0814292992

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Size: 8.6 MB

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in response to new readings of a few of the least-read texts via a few of the best-known scribes of later medieval England, Scribal Authorship and the Writing of background in Medieval England reconceptualizes medieval scribes as authors, and the texts surviving in medieval manuscripts as authored. Culling facts from historical past writing in later medieval England, Matthew Fisher concludes that we needs to reject the axiomatic department among scribe and writer. utilizing the peculiarities of authority and intertextuality targeted to medieval historiography, Fisher exposes the wealthy ambiguities of what it ability for medieval scribes to “write” books. He hence frames the composition, transmission, and reception—indeed, the authorship—of a few medieval texts as scribal phenomena. History writing is an inherently intertextual style: so that it will write concerning the prior, texts needs to draw upon different texts. Scribal Authorship demonstrates that medieval historiography depends citation, translation, and edition in any such means that the very concept that there's a few line that divides writer from scribe is an unsustainable and sleek severe imposition. Given the truth scribe’s paintings was once way more nuanced than the simplistic binary of mistakes and accuracy might recommend, Fisher thoroughly overturns lots of our assumptions in regards to the procedures by which manuscripts have been assembled and texts (both canonical literature and the fewer evidently literary) have been composed.

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