An Introduction to the ‘Glossa Ordinaria’ as Medieval Hypertext

Author(s): David A Salomon

Language: English

Genre(s): Medieval Literary Criticism

Series: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages

  • December 2011 · 192pages · 234x156mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708324936
  • ·Paperback - 9780708324943
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165131
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783165148
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708324950

About The Book

The Glossa Ordinaria, the medieval glossed Bible first printed in 1480/81, has been a rich source of biblical commentary for centuries. Circulated first in manuscript, the text is the Latin Vulgate Bible of St. Jerome with patristic commentary both in the margins and within the text itself.


"Modern scholars continue to puzzle over how the "Glossa Ordinaria" was actually read. This study of the "Glossa Ordinaria" as a medieval 'hypertext' makes an important contribution to this puzzle. This book will be of interest to scholars in the history of the material text and the reception of books from the Middle Ages to modernity."--E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania


Introduction Chapter 1: The Glossing Tradition and the Glossa Ordinaria Chapter 2: History, the Text, and the History of the Text Chapter 3: Reading, Theory, and Reading Theory Chapter 4: Reading the Glossa Ordinaria: Genesis 1:1, 3:1, and John 1:1 Notes

About the Author(s)

David A Salomon

David A. Salomon is an Associate Professor of English at The Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, where he is also the founding Director of the Kathleen A. Donnelly Center for Undergraduate Research.

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