The copy of the Old English Bede in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 41 is well-known for the extensive and varied texts copied into its margins in the mid-eleventh century. By carefully examining features of the marginal texts (line spacing, ink colour, page layout) it is possible to reconstruct a sequence of four stages through which CCCC 41's marginal archive developed. Doing so offers valuable insights into the possible textual relationships of the texts copied by the marginal scribe as well as insights into this scribe's perceptions of CCCC 41 itself and of the textual space that remained available to him.
Journal Article. 6722 words.
Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature) ; Literary Studies (American) ; Literary Studies (British and Irish)
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