Medieval Punctuation, mise en texte and the digital world

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Studies of medieval histories tend to concentrate almost exclusively on the discursive content of manuscript text to the exclusion of the effect on the reader of the physical disposition on the page. The article takes advantage of recent digital advances to analyse material aspects of the Alfonsine Estoria de Espanna manuscripts, and proposes that questions of mise en page and mise en texte were central elements of the Alfonsine approach to the organization of knowledge.

Los estudios de la historiografía medieval tienen un enfoque casi exclusivo en el contenido discursivo del texto manuscrito y relegan al margen la disposición físcia de la página. El presente artículo utiliza herramientas digitales para analizar la mise en page y mise en texte de los códices alfonsíes de la Estoria de Espanna y propone la centralidad de estos elementos en la organización alfonsí del saber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537–562
Number of pages26
JournalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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