• Palaeography and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Manuscript Production and Censorship of the Fifteenth Century German Manuscript, State and University Library Hamburg, Cod. germ. 1

    Author(s):
    Oliver Hahn, Marco Heiles (see profile) , Ira Rabin
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists, Late Medieval History, Medieval Studies, Textual Scholarship
    Subject(s):
    Codicology, Manuscript studies, Palaeography, Medieval manuscripts, Materiality of writing, Censorship
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy, manuscript production
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RX93C96
    Abstract:
    The manuscript Codex germanicus 1 (Cod. germ. 1) of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (State and University Library) Hamburg is a fifteenth-century German-language manuscript. It comprises two codicological units and has an especially complex developmental history. To trace this developmental history, neglected until now in the research literature, the manuscript was investigated, for the first time not solely with classical codicological and palaeographical methods, but also with the aid of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, in order to determine the composition of the writing materials. These methods made it possible, first, to support and check palaeographic findings and, second, to gain information about the stratigraphy of the manuscript where palaeographic methods find their limits – in regard to short entries, rubrications, and non-alphabetical signs. Marco Heiles, Ira Rabin und Oliver Hahn, Palaeography and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Manuscript Production and Censorship of the Fifteenth Century German Manuscript, State and University Library Hamburg, Cod. germ. 1, in: Manuscript Cultures 11 (2018), S. 109–132, https://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/MC/articles/mc11_heiles_rabin_hahn.pdf.
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