production and use english manuscripts 1060 to 1220 The University of leicester logo University of leeds
Edited by Orietta Da Rold, Takako Kato, Mary Swan and Elaine Treharne
(University of Leicester, 2010; last update 2013), ISBN 095323195X

General information |  Pre-1220 content |  Physical description |  History |  Additional information

Principles of Description

General information

This section contains general information regarding the manuscript, to be used as a navigation tool to find and indexing manuscripts .

Pre-1220 content

In this section we include all those items which were inserted in the manuscript before 1220. We define ‘ITEM’ as text which is written in main ruled frames or columns, or a text either outside the ruled margins or in an interlinear position.


Physical Description



We observe the distinction between evidence of origin and of provenance.

Additional features which may appear in manuscripts and which can trace the manuscript’s use and history will be included:


Additional Information

Any additional comments on the manuscript.