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Taxonomies of knowledge : information and order in medieval manuscripts / edited by Emily Steiner and Lynn Ransom.

Steiner, Emily

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[Philadelphia] : The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, [2015]
Philadelphia : Distributed by University of Pennsylvania Press.

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x, 163 pages : facsimiles (some color) ; 24 cm.


Most of the essays were first presented at the Fifth Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscripts in the Digital Age, held at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania on November 16-17, 2012.


The poems of "Ch" : taxonomizing literary tradition / Elizaveta Strakhov -- Worlds in books / Alfred Hiatt -- Poetry's place in scholastic taxonomies of knowledge / Mary Franklin-Brown -- Manuscripts of Latin translations of scientific texts from Arabic / Charles Burnett -- Reading step by step : pictorial allegory and pastoral care in Piers Plowman / Katharine Breen -- "Life" lessons in Anna Eybin's Book of Saints (ca. 1465-1482) / Sara S. Poor.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • English

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