«Pointer finger» in the late medieval European manuscripts (from the Institute of Manuscript of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine collection)

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https://doi.org/10.17721/2519-4801.2017.1.06

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manicule, manuscript, margins studies, paleography, Middle Ages

Abstract

The article deals with the role of marginal sign of manicule in the late Western European manuscripts. It based on the analyses of the manuscripts «Sententiae of the Church Fathers» by Peter Solard (F I, No. 5944) and «The collection of works by Roman authors» (F I, No. 5893) from the collection of the Institute of Manuscripts of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. It focuses on the change of functions of the manicules on the text margins of parchment and paper manuscripts. The author reveals four types of interaction between text and manicule and identifies. It is stressed that each manicule consisted of three units: «pointer finger», «wrist», «collar of clothes». The author points out that the main function of the marginal mark was to indicate a part of the text. This function disappeared in course of time as paper replaced the parchment. Additionally, the article touches upon a question of the «Sententiae of the Church Fathers» authorship. It is stated that Peter Lombard should be considered as a real author of the book. As it is shown in the article, further research on the marginalia of «The collection of works by Roman authors» will contribute to the attribution of this particular manuscript. 

Published

2021-12-28

How to Cite

Okhrimenko О. . (2021). «Pointer finger» in the late medieval European manuscripts (from the Institute of Manuscript of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine collection). TEXT AND IMAGE: ESSENTIAL PROBLEMS IN ART HISTORY, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.17721/2519-4801.2017.1.06

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