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Manuscript Road Trip

Manuscript Road Trip is a blog by Lisa Fagin Davis, a scholar who serves as Executive Director of Medieval Academy of America and specializes in North American manuscripts from the medieval era. In her blog, Davis takes readers on a "roadtrip" of notable manuscripts in the continental United States. A few of the most recent entries in this blog describe the dramatic story of one manuscript, which was recently on display at the Boston Public library, that was just identified as a "late fourteenth-century collection of statutes governing a Venetian confraternity, a type of manuscript known as a mariegola." Davis recognized that it appeared that someone had tampered with this rare manuscript, raising questions about the manuscript's provenance. In fact, the manuscript, Mariegola della Scuola di Santa Maria della Misericordia, was one of several stolen manuscripts from the Italian State Archives in the mid-twentieth century. The manuscript was recently returned to its home in Italy. For more manuscript mysteries and news, check out this regularly updated blog.
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September 22nd, 2017
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September 19th, 2017 at 10:39am
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