4. Abbreviations, Dates, Editing, and Similar Complexities

  • Capelli, A., Lexicon abbreviaturarum, quae in lapidibus, codicibus et chartis praesertim medii aevi occurrunt: Dizionario de Abbreviature latine ed italiane (5th edn, Milan, 1954). Note also: A. Pelzer, Abbréviations latines médiévals: Supplément au ‘Dizionario de Abbreviature latine ed italiane’ di Adriano Cappelli (Louvain, 1964).
  • Cheney, C. R., Handbook of Dates for Students of English History, rev. M. Jones (Cambridge, 2000). MUI.
  • Göransson, E., G. Iversen and B. Crostini (eds), The Arts of Editing Medieval Greek and Latin: A Casebook, Studies and Texts 203 (Toronto, 2016). XDA. Eighteen case studies covering typical medieval genres such as commentaries and glosses, liturgical texts, model sermons, and anthologies.
  • Gooder, E. A., Latin for Local History: An Introduction (London, 1961; 2nd edn, London, 1978). See esp pp. 78‑83 and word list.
  • Harvey, P. D. A., Editing Historical Records (London, 2001). L4H.
  • Huygens, R. B. C., Ars edendi: A Practical Introduction to Editing Medieval Latin Texts (Turnhout, 2000).
  • Kristeller, P. O., Latin Manuscript Books before 1600: List of the Printed Catalogues and Unpublished Inventories of Extant Collections, rev. S. Kramer, Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Hilfsmittel 13 (4th edn, Munich, 1993). 2JN.
  • Latham, R. E., A Revised Medieval Latin Word List from British and Irish Sources (London, 1965). XHM1. Essential.
  • Latham, R. E., and D. Howlett et al. (ed.), Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (London, 1975–). XHM1.
  • Lindsay, W. M., Notae latinae: An Account of Abbreviation in Latin MSS of the Early Miniscule Period, c.700–850, With a supplement 850-1050 by D. Bains (Cambridge, 1915; rpt Hildeshiem, 1963). LDC.
  • Mantello, F. A. C., and A. G. Rigg (eds), Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide (Washington, DC, 1996). XHM.
  • Martin, C. T., The Record Interpreter: A Collection of Abbreviations, Latin words and Names used in English Historical Manuscripts and Records (London, 1892; 2nd edn, 1910). MU29.

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