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A Crease in Gathering 17 of Bodleian MS. Junius 11 - Invited article

Alessandra Molinari


This article deals with a crease in gathering 17 of the Old English MS. Junius 11 (Oxford, Bodleian Library), especially with its possible role as evidence that a part of this gathering may have originated as a self-contained booklet before being bound into the MS. After a critical assessment of scholarship on this issue, the article shows that the crease cannot be considered as a piece of evidence for the booklet thesis and that MS. Junius 11 cannot therefore be defined as a composite manuscript.


Germanic Philology; Old English; manuscript studies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/ling-2014-002-moli


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