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This conclusory chapter of the book, which originates with the glossed biblical books, produced by masters Anselm and Ralph at their school at Laon, for use in the classroom. The characteristic layout of the Gloss changes, beginning around 1160 to 1170, is marking a change in use from oral classroom text to private reference material. Expanding the history of Gloss production in the mid-twelfth century is one of the few routes which might expand our knowledge of the book trade in Paris at this time. In some cases, as the author has demonstrated, one can piggy-back on the excellent work being done to map book production and ownership across medieval Europe to chart the existence of Glossed texts.

Keywords: biblical books; Gloss production; mid-twelfth century



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