IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 135: On the Borders of Manuscripts and Incunables, Preliminary and Final Additions to the Original Text, I

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Marlène Helias, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Judith Kogel, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 135-aIndexing the Indexes: Indexes and Tables in Medieval Manuscripts - Cataloguing, Discovery, and Analysis
(Language: English)
Matthew L. Holford, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Tuija Ainonen, British Library, London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 135-bBeyond the Borders of the Pages: A Codicological and Historical Investigation of Additional Material in Catenae
(Language: English)
Jacopo Marcon, Department of Theology & Religion University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 135-cColophons after Each Chapter of the Medieval Hebrew Dictionary, Sefer ha-shorashim
(Language: English)
Judith Kogel, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Many manuscripts and incunables contain texts added during their production or over their lifetime. The first to intervene was the scribe or the editor, but very often readers, librarians, and archivists made marginal notes or indexes in order to facilitate consultation. All these additions, often original and sometimes unique, provide valuable information on the textual tradition. To pursue our research initiated last year about margins (Leeds IMC 2019), we propose to make a thorough examination of all kind of preliminary or final additions: titles, tables of contents, indexes and texts inserted to support the principal subject of the books, etc.