14 October 2019

ONLINE TEXT EDITION: The Balliol Glanvill: a draft edition (By Prof. John HUDSON/St Andrews)

First paragraph:
The text here edited is preserved in Oxford, Balliol College MS. 350. It was probably written c. 1200. The main hand has been taken to suggest that this manuscript is unusual as a Glanvill with an ‘official’ origin in the Exchequer, but the hand’s characteristics are in fact not unique to Exchequer scribes. A different hand wrote the prefatory capitula. The presence of these capitula, together with division into books and chapters and the presence of rubricated headings, are characteristics of the so-called beta version of Glanvill, but the text itself is clearly in the alpha tradition; therefore we have what has been called a ‘hybrid’ version.*
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