jueves, 23 de agosto de 2012

Hebrew Codicology: Historical and Comparative Typology of Hebrew Medieval Codices.

BEIT-ARIÉ, Malachi, Hebrew Codicology: Historical and Comparative Typology of Hebrew Medieval Codices based on the Documentation of the Extant Dated Manuscripts in Quantitative Approach (Hebrew version).

Chapter I:​​
​​The codex
​​Codicology – development, approaches to the study of hand-produced books, trends
​​Hebrew codicology
​​Extant manuscripts, geo-cultural classification of codicological practices and types of book script
​​The singularity of Hebrew book production
​​The indispensability of the comparative perspective for Hebrew codicology
​Chapter II:
​Colophon components and scribal formulae
​​​Names of manuscript producers and division of labour
​​Destination of the copying
​​Dating systems
​​Indication of locality
​​Personal and historical information
​​Information on copying conditions and on the exemplar
​​Duration of copying and its pace
​​Scribal formulae at the end and beginning of the copying and at the lower margins
​Chapter III:
​​Writing materials
​​Oriental (Arabic) and Occidental paper
​​Disposition of laid and chain lines in Oriental paper
​Combination of paper and parchment (mixed quiring)
​Chapter IV:

​Chapter V:
​Marking the sequence of quires, bifolia or folios in the codex
​​Catchwords and counter catchwords
​​Marking the central opening of the quire
​Chapter VI:
​The scaffolding of copying – the architectural disposition of the copied text and its techniques
​​Relief ruling
​Blind ruling by boards or templates
​​Coloured ruling Plummet, engraving plummet and ink)
​Chapter VII:
​Line management and its impact on the copying pace and the comfort of reading
​​Line justification which does not interfere with the integrity of last words
​​Line justification which breaks up last words
​Chapter VIII:
​Legibility of the text, transparency of its structure and the graphic hierarchy of its layers
​Chapter IX:
​The affinity between the copying of the text and its decoration, illumination and illustration
​Chapter X:
​Bibliographical, codicological and palaeographical units and methods for distinguishing between hands
​Chapter XI:
​Hebrew palaeography: Modes of medieval book-script, their diffusion and function, script types and their evolution
​​​Branches of Hebrew script
​​The three-operation mode of the Hebrew script structure
​​Script types and their modes
​​​Scripts in the Islamic zones
​​Scripts in the Western Christianity zones
​​The Byzantine branch
​Chapter XII:
​Selected specimens of cursive scripts with annotated transcription
​Chapter XIII:
​The textual aspect: Deliberate intervention in the transmission and unconscious corruption
​​Publication of texts in the Middle Ages
​Personal production and its impact on the transmission: the scholarly copying books as against the duplication of texts by hired scribes
​​The implications on textual criticism and on the editing of texts
​Reflections on the mystery of the uniformity of Hebrew book craft in each of the geo-cultural entities and on the extent of affinity to the host tradition
​​The evolution of manuscript book production – progression or regression?


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