The Glossa Ordinaria is an extensively annotated Bible that was printed in circa 1841 and has been a rich source of biblical commentary ever since. In the form in which it was originally circulated, the accompanying patristic commentary was handwritten in the margins of an edition of the Latin Vulgate Bible of Saint Jerome. This exhaustive study, the first of its kind, serves as a primer on the Glossa Ordinaria and a readable overview of the history of the work, from its genesis in the twelfth century through its final printed edition in the nineteenth century. In addition, David A. Salomon explores the Glossa Ordinaria and its annotations through the lens of contemporary hypertext theory. By applying a mix of ancient, medieval, and modern theories, the book opens up new avenues through which readers can engage with the text.
"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
Series: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th July 2012
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.8