'Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts' - By Elaine Treharne
Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts takes as its starting point an understanding that a medieval book is a whole object at every point of its long history. The ten chapters in this book, include detailed readings of texts that explain the processes of the manufacture and writing of a manuscript. Chapters investigate the filling of manuscripts' blank spaces, presenting some texts never examined before, and assessing how books were conceived and understood to function. How early manuscripts become archives and witnesses to individual and collective memories.
The author Elaine Treharne is Roberta Bowman Denning - a Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and a Robert K. Packard University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. She is a medieval literature and manuscript specialist, with expertise in the long history of human communication and archival studies.