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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1326: Materiality of Manuscripts, IV: Transmission and Dissemination

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Organisers:Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
N Yavuz, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Gobbitt, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1326-aThe Materiality of Literary Transfer: The Manuscript Transmission of Trójumanna saga
(Language: English)
Sabine Heidi Walther, Abteilung für Skandinavische Sprachen und Literaturen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1326-bText and Manuscript: The Transmission of Sībawayh's Al-Kitāb
(Language: English)
Mourad Tadghout, Institute of Arabic Manuscripts, Arab League Educational, Cultural & Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Cairo
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1326-cCreating a Service: Copying and Correcting Practices in Slavic Liturgical Books
(Language: English)
Victoria Legkikh, Institut für Slawistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Slavic, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1326-dWhose Law Is It Anyway?: Guta Lag in Danish, Swedish, and German Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Seán Vrieland, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Bringing together scholars working in diverse fields of medieval studies, these four sessions explore the manuscript book as an artefact and consider texts as material objects shaped and reshaped through human agency.
The final session focuses on the material context of the transmission of medieval texts in different languages in manuscripts across the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Walther explores the historical circumstances of the transmission history of Trójumanna saga, an Icelandic retelling of the story of the Trojan War. Tadghout examines the material context of Al-Kitāb, an 8th-century encyclopaedic work on Arabic grammar, by surveying its transmission in manuscripts until the 16th century. Legkikh investigates the relationship between different types of liturgical books and manners in which texts are copied with a focus on the changes that occurred during the process of creating a service. Vrieland studies the material aspects of manuscripts containing the law code of Gotland that originate from Denmark, Sweden, and Germany and address the question of who was copying the text, from where, and for what purpose.