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A study of Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 232: John Lydgate's 'Life of Our Lady'

Campbell, Calum Iain (2009) A study of Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 232: John Lydgate's 'Life of Our Lady'. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis consists of a study of MS Hunter 232, or more specifically a study of the marginalia contained within Hunter 232. The study aims to shows the value of marginal annotations in gaining a fuller understanding of a particular manuscript or its users and shows the value of even context-free marginalia. It also sets out the methods applied to this research, particularly those involved in tracing provenance, in the hopes of encouraging further research of a similar nature in other manuscripts. In carrying out such research, the marginal annotations of past readers become invaluable sources of evidence and the merits of manuscripts such as Hunter 232 can begin to be acknowledged.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Lydgate, Provenance, Life of Our Lady, Hunter 232, marginalia
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language
Supervisor's Name: Caie, Prof Graham
Date of Award: 2009
Depositing User: Mr Calum Campbell
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-897
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/897

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