|Room with a View|
|Henry I’s dream, John of Worcester (wikipedia commons)|
All three presenters ended up speaking about the transmission and transmutations of their texts and the texts’ sources. They all seemed to create matrices of comparison: one author changed this to that for reason a; another changed that to this for reason b, etc. They were all quite interesting but almost laden with evidentiary data, and I began to wonder how much time the authors might have saved if they had a program to help them count and track the changes they discussed. It seems like my map project really will have other applications!
|“Drawn from life” is a very, very rare notation in the Middle Ages (Parker Library)|
|From one version of Higden’s Polychronicon (British Library)|