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Modes of Modification

Variance and Change in Medieval Manuscript Culture

Edited by: Karl G. Johansson
e-ISSN 2627-9606

Variance characterises the textual culture of the Middle Ages on all levels, from palaeography and orthography to the transmission of motifs and larger textual units. Analysing this variance is paramount to understand the norms and transformations involved in the process of establishing a literate culture. Taking the role of shifting networks of individuals and institutions independent of modern national borders into account will allow to contend the tradition of national biases and to suggest a more diverse view of chronology.
The collected volumes and monographs published in the series Modes of Modification focus on diversity and variance in the emerging literate culture of the Nordic realm. In order to place the region in a larger context, the series will also encourage comparative studies with a wider European view.