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One cannot consider the Gloss without discussing the layout of the pages, for it was the combination of the content and the layout that made the Gloss a success. This chapter presents six types of layout format. The first type is the chronologically earlier, "simple" model, looking like, and presumably based on the Carolingian glossed books. Second and more complex formatting model is clearly derived from the simple three-column type. Another type of transitional manuscript is ruled right across the page, like those made in complex format, with two lines of gloss to one of text. The next type is Gilbert de la Porrée cum textu format. One important point to note about copies of Gilbert's text is that they have to be written, as it were, "backwards&t;. The chapter explains other two types of formats namely Peter Lombard intercisum format and Peter Lombard, reference symbols.

Keywords: complex format; Gilbert; Peter Lombard intercisum format; singular layout



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