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Civic Counter Factualism and the Assemblage of London

Civic Counter Factualism and the Assemblage of London

The Corpus of Andrew Horn

Chapter:
(p.50) (p.51) Chapter One Civic Counter Factualism and the Assemblage of London
Source:
Fragments and Assemblages
Author(s):
Arthur Bahr
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.003.0002

This chapter presents a reading of the corpus of manuscripts overseen by London City chamberlain Andrew Horn. It argues that both the codicological form and the textual contents of the manuscripts participate in and help create an urban, mercantile reading culture in which compilational interpretation formed one crucial facet of a broader textual competence necessary to protect London's civic liberties from abrogation.

Keywords:   medieval manuscripts, london city chamberlain, andrew horn, codicological form, reading culture, civic liberties

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