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amanuensis

noun clerk, recorder, recording secreeary, scribe, scrivener, secretary, writer

AMANUENSIS. One who write another dictates. About the beginning of the sixth century,, the tabellions (q.v.) were known by this name. 1 Sav. Dr. Rom. Moy. Age, n. 16.

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Even the first prologue's narrative of Margery's serial amanuenses may have been extracted and refined by the returning second scribe from the brief versions scattered in the second prologue, chapters 88 and 89, and the opening lines of Book 2.
McGann's project of 'editing socially', in which the concerns of contemporary publishers, amanuenses, collaborators, and readerships weigh more heavily in the modern editor's decisions, has revitalized the whole field of scholarly editing.
His late, long poems were dictated to his daughter, two nephews, friends, disciples, and paid amanuenses, who also corrected copy and read aloud when requested.
The most obvious difficulty is that some of the ~women writers' anthologized here were illiterate; how far did Margery Kempe, or the less literate among the Paston women, determine the style and structure of the written texts produced for them by amanuenses? A less obvious but more fundamental difficulty is the women's attitude to authorship itself, which is interestingly discussed by Barratt.
Con su muy cultivada tendencia al ninguneo, muchas veces no respondia a los argumentos de quien le hablaba desde la casa de enfrente, pero en esos casos se valia de amanuenses dispuestos a combatir toda herejia, los mismos que hoy descansan en Paz.
Sobre sus alas ha compuesto piezas para piano, canciones, obras de camara y sinfonicas e himnos, aunque debe valerse de amanuenses para la escritura de sus pensamientos musicales.
Porque no hay nada mas posmoderno que hacer barhopping--sobre todo si vives en Noruega--, o no poder distinguir a una cabra de un borrego, que las grasas y los verbos trans, que un personaje como Margaret Thatcher, o que esa sensacion unica que da el mamihlapinatapai; pero, por otro lado, no hay nada mas moderno que el Tratado de Tordesillas, que decir titipuchal, que hacer un recorrido por las monedas antiguas, que los amanuenses y que clasificar las dinastias chinas.
* Tiene el dictador amanuenses, copistas, taquigrafos, locutores, transcriptores, mecanografos, imitadores, caligrafos, gente que pinta y cincela letra por letra sus palabras, entrevistadores, guionistas, fotografos, cineastas, publicos, audiencias.
Visibly cognizant of the historical tendency, at least as old as the slave narratives, for white amanuenses to alter and appropriate black subjectivity, Pearson takes pains to privilege the voices of the musicians themselves, stating that "those most qualified to interpret the art form are its own traditional practitioners" (xxx).
Are scribes and amanuenses independent editor-authors, or just invisible technicians?
Even in the case of the intensively studied Milton, we have a new account here of his amanuenses, as well as a thorough review of the scholarship on his correspondence, library, and extant literary manuscripts.
Ashmole's diligent search for records is reflected, for example, in Ashmole 856 to 862, compilations made for Ashmole by his amanuenses; other copies of records are in his own hand.