Bomber Parade Headliners in Bomber Plane History by C. B. Colby

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185. 2 Modes of Bible Reading in Early Modern England W. R. Owens In an article entitled ‘Books and scrolls: navigating the Bible’ (2002), Peter Stallybrass argues that what he calls ‘discontinuous reading’ has been central to Christianity ever since it adopted the codex in preference to the scroll. He points to the ways in which Renaissance bibles were designed to facilitate easy reference backwards and forwards within the text by being divided into chapters and furnished with finding aids such as tables of contents, running heads, consistent pagination and indexes, arguing that ‘navigational aids’ such as these encouraged discontinuous reading practices.

There is, however, evidence that more solitary reading began to become popular at this time. 1). 3) is evidently a presentation copy, indicating that it was intended to be seen as much as heard. Though far from being the most elaborately decorated manuscript, its illustrations were still pleasing enough to induce mutilation of the manuscript at a later date in order to procure the drawings. Furthermore, we see in what remains (as we do in almost all the manuscript copies, even the most mundane) line-breaks, capitalization and a sort of punctuation that is absent in the manuscripts of Caedmon’s Hymn and Beowulf.

Chapter 10, ‘Some notes on medieval epic’. 6. From CUL MS Kk. 16, as found in Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, ed. Dorothy Whitelock (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967), p. 181. 7. edu/, 21 December 2008. 8. The image presented has been declared to be in the public domain in the United States, Canada and the European Union. gif (accessed 21 December 2008). 9. This is a public domain image from Kip Wheeler’s homepage at CarsonWheeler College. Wheeler states: ‘This image is public domain’; http://web. jpeg (accessed 21 December 2008).

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