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Voices on the Edge: Minuscule Texts in Early Medieval Latin Culture

"Voices on the Edge" investigates early medieval legal, musical, and medical textual additions to Latin manuscripts that were produced before c. 900.

An old Latin manuscript produced before c. 900

Prayer for ordeal by hot iron. Wolfenbüttel, Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 67.5 Aug. 4°, fol. 14v (Reproduced from HAB Manuscript database)

About the project

Specifically, "Voices on the Edge"

  1. analyzes what role legal additions played in the transmission of pragmatic knowledge related to legal practices,
  2. examines how normative texts of Christian liturgy and actual performative practices intersected in textual additions with musical notations, and
  3. scrutinizes how medical additions relate to both the textual culture of surviving medical miscellanies and concurrent medical practices.


01.12.2021 - 30.11.2027.


The Research Council of Norway, The FRIHUMSAM-program, contract nr. 324308.

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Published Nov. 30, 2021 4:05 PM - Last modified Sep. 23, 2022 4:16 PM