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Manuscript Monday: LJS 48 – Instrumenta feudorum castri Sone

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 48, Instrumenta feudorum castri Sone: cum privilegio comitatus in personam Don Ioannis et fratrum ac descendentium de Faelis. This manuscript was written in Verona, 1504-1530, in Latin, and it is notarial copies of decrees and grants relating to Giovanni Faella of Verona and his family, mostly written by imperial notary Francesco di Andrea Ruffo in 1504, with a long addition by imperial notary Alessandro di Nicolo Medico dated 1530.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 


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New on OPenn

Here is a list of some recent additions to OPenn from July 8-14, 2016.

(Shelfmark, Title, Date uploaded, Link to OPenn).

35 items

Univ. of Penn Books & Manuscripts

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Fol. 1r., Ms. Codex 606, *Professione di fede,* July 8, 2016, http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/mscodex606.html

 

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Fol 1r., Ms. Codex 678, *Lettere e scritture passate nel concilio di Trento,* July 9, 2016, http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/mscodex678.html

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Manuscript Monday: LJS 47, Boethius’ De institutione musica

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 47,  De institutione musica by Boethius. The manuscript was written in France around 1490 in Latin and it is a copy of a Latin treatise on the Pythagorean-based theory of ancient Greek music, in which the text reflects an older (10th-century) tradition and the numerous diagrams related to ratio and pitch demonstrate later developments in the tradition.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 


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New on OPenn

Here is a list of some recent additions to OPenn from July 2-7, 2016.

(Shelfmark, Title, Date uploaded, Link to OPenn).

46 items

Univ. of Penn Books & Manuscripts

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Fol. 1v-2r.., Ms. Coll 390, Item 462, *Ācamyaprāṇanāyamya,* July 2, 2016, http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/mscoll390_item462.html

 

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Fol. 1v-2r., Ms. Coll 390, Item 50, *Āśvalāyanaśrautasūtra,* July 2, 2016, http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/mscoll390_item50.html

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OPenn: New Additions

Here is a list of some recent additions to OPenn from July 1, 2016.

(Shelfmark, Title, Date uploaded, Link to OPenn).

55 items

Univ. of Penn Books & Manuscripts

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Fol. 1r., Ms. Codex 669, *Opere in difesa della sua storia de regno di Napoli,* July 1, 2016, http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/mscodex669.html

 

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Fol. 1r., Ms. Codex 670, * Collection of copies of documents related to the Duchy of Paliano,* July 1, 2016, http://openn.library.upenn.edu/Data/0002/html/mscodex670.html

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Manuscript Monday: LJS 400 – Commentary on the Zīj Gūrgānī

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 400, Commentary on the Zīj Gūrgānī, also known as the Zīj-i jadīd-i Sultānī, by ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Qūshjī. This manuscript was written in Iran, A.H. 899, in Persian, and it is comprised of tables of calendar calculations, trigonometry, planets, and stars compiled from observations made at the observatory in Samarqand.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.

 


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CFP: Manuscript Studies Journal

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies aims to bring together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today’s world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports.
The editors are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 issue. To submit, please send a cover page with your name and contact info, the title of the submission and a short abstract along with your submission to sims-mss@pobox.upenn.edu. For more information and to subscribe, go to http://mss.pennpress.org.
We are delighted to announce that the first issue is out and available online through Project Muse (https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33571).
The Fall 2016 issue will be devoted to histories of collecting and provenance studies, featuring the following contributions:
  • Megan L. Cook, Joseph Holland and the Idea of the Chaucerian Book
  • Anne-Marie Eze, “Safe from Destruction by Fire”: Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Venetian Manuscripts
  • Julia Verkholantsev From Sinai to California: The Trajectory of Greek NT Codex 712 from the UCLA Young Research Library’s Special Collections (170/347)
  • Eric Johnson and Scott Gwara, “The Butcher’s Bill”: Using the Schoenberg Database to Reverse-Engineer Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books from Constituent Fragments
  • William P. Stoneman, The Linked Collections of William Bragge (1823–1884) of Birmingham and Dr. Thomas Shadford Walker (1834–1885) of Liverpool
  • Peter Kidd, Medieval Origins Revealed by Modern Provenance: The Case of the Bywater Missal
  • Lisa Fagin Davis, Canons, Huguenots, Movie Stars, and Missionaries: A Breviary’s Journey from Le Mans to Reno
  • Toby Burrows, Manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps in North American Institutions
  • Hanno Wijsman, The Bibale Database at the IRHT: A Digital Tool for Researching Manuscript Provenance
  • Debra Taylor Cashion, Broken Books
The Spring 2017 issue, guest-edited by Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will be devoted to a survey of major Thai manuscript collections around the world.
If you are interested in proposing a special issue for 2018 and beyond, please contact Lynn Ransom, Managing Editor, at lransom@upenn.edu.
For more information and to subscribe, go to http://mss.pennpress.org.
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