Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1632 – Hybrid dialogues

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1632, a printed edition of John Minsheu’s Dialogos apazibles / Dialoghi piacevoli (Venice: Presso Giacomo Sarzina, 1626), dialogues in Spanish with parallel translations by Lorenzo Franciosini in Italian of 8 dialogues in a variety of situations (for example, at a market, or at a banquet), interleaved with a manuscript copy of the French translation of Cesar Oudin of 7 of the 8 dialogues. Minsheu’s dialogues were first published in 1599; Oudin’s translations were published as early as 1608.

Video orientation to Ms. Codex 1632

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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