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24th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies


10–11 OCTOBER 1997


  • Abstracts: Manuscripta 41 (1997): 135–54

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Session I –8:30am

  • Haverford College's Thirteenth-Century Hebrew Bible: A Case Study in Manuscript Attribution
    B. Rachel Beckwith (Bryn Mawr College)
  • The Textual Development of an Apologetic against Islam: Sinai Arabic 445, 448, 513, and Vatican Arabic 175
    David Vila (Saint Louis University)
  • “Le Livre des sept âges du monde” and the Early Illumination of Simon Marmion
    Stephen Clancy (Ithaca College)

Morning Break – 9:30am

Session II – 10:00am

  • Women of the Book: Düsseldorf, Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek Sammelhandschrift B.3 and its Place in Carolingian Literary Culture
    Steven A. Stofferahn (Purdue University)
  • The Biographical Anthology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Frank T. Coulson (Ohio State University)
  • Masterminding Manuscript Production in Three Languages: A Fifteenth-Century Example
    Mary-Jo Arn (Bloomsburg University)

Session III – 11:00am

  • Expanding the Medieval German Bonaventurian Corpus: An Edition of Das Buoch der Betrachtunge in Codex Vat. Palatinus Latinus 396
    David Neville (Washington University)
  • Two Treatises of Gaspar Stoquerus the German on Music Instruction for Choirboys
    Albert C. Rotola, S.J. (Saint Louis University)

Luncheon – 12:00pm
Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Session IV – 1:00pm

  • Eight Tombstone Inscriptions from Ancient Rome: Paleographic, Linguistic, and Interpretative Problems
    Paul Shore (Saint Louis University)
  • Some Evidence of Italian Notarial Influence in the Register of John Pecham, Archbishop of Canterbury (1279-1292)
    Jan. K. Bulman (Michigan State University)
  • Hospitaller Record Keeping and Notarial Practices in Rhodes
    Theresa M. Vann (Hill Monastic Manuscript Library)

Afternoon Break – 2:00pm

Session V – 2:30pm

  • Shakespeare's Law Hand in Some Legal MSS?
    W. Nicholas Knight (University of Missouri, Rolla)
  • Shakespeare the Scrivener: A Paleographic Examination of Four Legal Documents Concerning William Shakespeare
    Tom Reedy (Angelo State University)
  • What a Manuscript Page from the 1890s Says about Nineteenth-Century Medieval Studies
    Nancy P. Pope (Washington University)

Session VI - 4:00pm

  • Using Canon Tables in Insular Manuscripts as Evidence: A Review and a Revision of the Current Methodological Framework
    Barbara Apelian Beall (Providence College)
  • Illuminating Oral Culture: Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Illustration in a Native Context
    Chad Oness (University of Wisconsin, La Cross)
  • The Canonry of S. Frediano in Lucca during the Era of the Gregorian Reform: Evidence of a “Scriptorium”
    Charles S. Buchanan (Montana State University)

Reception – 5:30-7:00pm
Samuel E. Cupples House

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Breakfast – 8:00am

Session VII – 8:30am

  • The Old English Apollonius of Tyre (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 201, pp. 131-145): Manuscript Misfit or Not?
    M.J. Toswell (University of Western Ontario)
  • Political Dissent and Heresy in the Pricke of Conscience: Huntington Library, Manuscripts HM 125 and HM 128
    Jean E. Jost (Bradley University)
  • The Long Life and Complex Adventures of a Middle English Remedy Book
    George R. Keiser (Kansas State University)

Morning Break – 9:30am

Session VIII – 10:00am

  • “Mappae mundi” as Pictorial Analogies to the Text of Sallust
    Stephen Schierling (Louisiana State University)
  • An Anthology for the Armchair Traveler: London, BL MS. Arundel 123
    Mary Hamel (Mount St. Mary's College)
  • A Portolan Chart in Urbana, Illinois
    Bruce W. Swann (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Session IX – 11:00am

  • The Manuscripts of the De imaginibus of Lazzarelli
    William J. O'Neal (University of Toledo)
  • After Poggio and before Poliziano: The Reception of Statius in an Unattributed Fifteenth-Century Commentary on Thebiad 1.1-415 (Duke, MS Latin 90)
    Neil W. Bernstein (Duke University)
  • Myths of Pillage and Theft: The Medici Greek Library in 1495
    Donald F. Jackson (University of Iowa)

Luncheon – 12:00pm

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Session X – 2:00pm

  • A New Edition of the 1533 Inventory (Vat. lat. 3951, ff. 73-102) of Greek Manuscripts in the Vatican Library
    Mark L. Sosower (North Carolina State University)
  • Significant Readings and Affiliations of the Codex Vaticanus Palatinus gr. 139 in the Prometheus Vinctus of Aeschylus
    Charles J. Zabrowski (Gettysburg College)
  • A Biographical Database of Commentators on Aristotle and Peter Lombard's “Sentences”
    Steven J. Livesey (University of Oklahoma)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session XI – 4:00pm

  • The Eating Animals: Eucharistic Symbolism in the Iconography of the Nativity in Manuscript Painting
    Barbara Greenwell (University of Pittsburgh)
  • The Innovations of the Hardouyns: Illuminated Prints in French Books of Hours
    Jennifer Jacobi (University of Utah)
  • The Long and Short of Geoffrey of Vinsauf's “Documentum de modo et arte dictandi et versificandi”
    Martin Carmargo (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  • Past, Present, and Future: The Status Quo of John of Rupescissa Studies
    Mark Dupuy (St. John's University)
  • The Illustrative Tradition of Thomas de Cantimpré's “De natura rerum”: The Reception of a Thirteenth-Century Encyclopedia
    Deborah A. Gatewood (University of Pittsburgh)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm