codicology

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codicology

(ˌkəʊdɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Library Science & Bibliography) the study of manuscripts
[C20: via French from Latin codic-, codex + -logy]
codicological adj

codicology

the study of early manuscripts. — codicologist, n. — codicologic, codicological, adj.
See also: Manuscripts
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Part one, "Introduction," discusses the background of the Yuelu Academy collection of Qin documents and addresses codicological, historical, and philological issues relevant to the study of criminal case manuscripts.
Palmer occasionally plays on the boundary of bibliographic excess, indulging in overwhelming lists, slightly wishful quantification, and overzealous codicological description.
The objectives of this project concern:a) The influence of a new medium on an existing mediumb) The utilisation of features of the new medium to achieve specific aims and goalsc) The impact of this utilisation on societyMethods to conduct the study of title pages and their sociological impact include content analysis from literary studies, quantitative codicological analysis from book and manuscript studies, and iconographic/iconologic analysis from art history.
Continuing a close textual examination, demonstrating linguistic and codicological proficiency, Akae compares surviving manuscripts of the Novum opus dominicale and their use and placement in the York convent library.
In contrast to lontar-leaf manuscripts, which make up the vast majority of all known palm leaf manuscripts from Lombok to Sumatra, use of the nipah leaf as writing support has been the subject of only limited codicological research, receiving almost no attention in the literature (Van der Molen 1983:88).
Another aim is to gather the codicological data, and in almost every case, contributors have succeeding in giving an account of textual transmission.
In addition to the codicological singularities of this Somniale, there are other reasons, beyond the booklet, to suggest that the dreambook may once have been separate.
It combines philological and codicological acumen with theoretical flair as it advocates for more scholarly attention to the complex, self-interrogating, and unsettling ways that the Devisement invites audiences to relate to the diversities of the world.
The introductory material on each manuscript source begins with a summary (set out as in the Census-Catalogue) of the contents (by genre) and of the composers represented, followed by codicological information including data regarding copyists, decoration, watermarks (these are not reproduced), dating, and references to the book concerned in inventories.
Here, Gozzi addresses introductory matters including a literature review and the history of the manuscripts, as well as a meticulous codicological outline.
The first chapter analyzes the manuscript from a codicological and palaeographic perspective.
In the present publication we are given a facsimile reproduction of the original nipah-palm manuscript and a parallel diplomatic edition accompanied by paleographic and codicological remarks.