The European Book in the Twelfth Century

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Erik Kwakkel, Rodney Thomson
Cambridge University Press, 26 juil. 2018 - 409 pages
The 'long twelfth century' (1075-1225) was an era of seminal importance in the development of the book in medieval Europe and marked a high point in its construction and decoration. This comprehensive study takes the cultural changes that occurred during the 'twelfth-century Renaissance' as its point of departure to provide an overview of manuscript culture encompassing the whole of Western Europe. Written by senior scholars, chapters are divided into three sections: the technical aspects of making books; the processes and practices of reading and keeping books; and the transmission of texts in the disciplines that saw significant change in the period, including medicine, law, philosophy, liturgy, and theology. Richly illustrated, the volume provides the first in-depth account of book production as a European phenomenon.
 

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Table des matières

Codicology
9
Book Script
25
Decoration and Illustration
43
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47
Scribes and Scriptoria
68
Scholars and Their Books
87
The Libraries of Religious Houses
103
An Introduction to the Religious Houses of England
109
Books of Theology and Bible Study
192
Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge
196
Logic
215
The Classical Revival
240
Reading the Sciences
259
Medical Books
277
Law Books
293
Britain and France
311

Modes of Reading
122
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144
Hebrew Books
159
Liturgical Books
175
Cambridge Trinity College O 3 55 f 54r Reproduced with
187

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À propos de l'auteur (2018)

Erik Kwakkel is Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His research is devoted to the relationship between the physical appearance of manuscripts and the historical context in which they were produced and used. His publications include Turning Over a New Leaf: Change and Development in the Medieval Book (2012), co-authored with Rosamond McKitterick and Rodney Thomson; Manuscript of the Latin Classics 800-1200 (2015), Writing in Context: Insular Manuscript Culture 500-1200 (2013) and Author, Reader, Book: Medieval Authorship in Theory and Practice (2012), co-edited with Stephen Partridge.

Rodney Thomson FAHA. is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Tasmania. His publications include Books and Learning in Twelfth-Century England: The Ending of 'Alter Orbis' (2006), and co-editor with Nigel Morgan of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain 2: The Manuscript Book c.1100-1400 (Cambridge, 2008). Professor Thomson has compiled descriptive catalogues of the manuscript collections held at Lincoln, Hereford and Worcester Cathedrals, as well as Merton and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford and Peterhouse, Cambridge.

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