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Constructive parchment destruction in medieval manuscripts

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This article argues that in the fifteenth century, many manuscripts were physically recycled, and that this recycling is symptomatic of interest in sustaining books. In the case studies explored here, unwanted or old texts became valued for the physical qualities of the parchment on which they were written. Case studies of recycled manuscripts, including flyleaves, pastedowns, limp covers and palimpsests, are presented to argue that many books were made (and re-made) in sustainable ways. Alth...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1386/btwo.7.1.9_1

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Subgroup:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
ORCID:
0000-0002-5141-1999

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Editor
Publisher:
Intellect Publisher's website
Journal:
Book 2.0 Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
9-19
Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-16
DOI:
EISSN:
2042-8030
ISSN:
2042-8022
Pubs id:
825972
Local pid:
pubs:825972

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