Latin Palaeography

Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Author: Bernhard Bischoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521364737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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First published in 1979, this work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.
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Latin Palaeography

Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Author: Bernhard Bischoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521364737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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First published in 1979, this work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.
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Latin Palaeography

Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Author: Bernhard Bischoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521367264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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First published in 1979, this work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.
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Late Antiquity

A Guide to the Postclassical World

Author: Glen Warren Bowersock,Peter Brown,Oleg Grabar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674511736

Category: History

Page: 780

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A colorful tour of late antiquity covers late Roman, Byzantine, Sassanian, and early Islamic culture and discusses topics ranging from angels in Islam, concubinage, barbarians and ethnicity, and empire building.
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Medieval Latin Palaeography

A Bibliographical Introduction

Author: Leonard E. Boyle,University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802065582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 399

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A comprehensive bibliography of medievel palaeontology for a student's use.
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Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture

Author: K. Walter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137084642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Skin is a multifarious image in medieval culture: the material basis for forming a sense of self and relation to the world, as well as a powerful literary and visual image. This book explores the presence of skin in medieval literature and culture from a range of literary, religious, aesthetic, historical, medical, and theoretical perspectives.
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Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England

Collected Essays

Author: Tatjana Silec,R. Chai-Elsholz,L. Carruthers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230348351

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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Witnesses to the disappearance of a text, palimpsest manuscripts bear the marks of their own genesis, with their original inscription rubbed out and written over on the same parchment. This collection explores analogies of erasure and rewriting observed in editorial and literary practices underlying the production of texts from medieval England.
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Life and Letters from the Roman Frontier

Author: Alan Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136773924

Category: History

Page: 160

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Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which have survived nearly 2,000 years. Painstakingly deciphered by Alan Bowman, the materials contribute a wealth of evidence for daily life in the Roman Empire. Military documents testify to the lifestyle of officers and soldiers stationed at Vindolanda, and portraits of domestic life are included in letters between the officers' wives and a letter from home promising a solider a package of socks. The engaging texts from thirty-four tablets provide insight into the similarities of daily existence in the Roman Empire and the present.
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Courtly Love Songs of Medieval France

Transmission and Style in the Trouvère Repertoire

Author: Mary J. O'Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198165477

Category: History

Page: 226

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This book is the first full-length study of the courtly love songs of the trouvere to address the central musical problems of the repertoire as a whole, embracing source studies, interpretation, historiography, and analysis. The argument of the book revolves around three axes, each of which is essential to the appreciation of the others: problems concerning the extant manuscript tradition; the crucial role of orality; and stylistic changes and plurality in the reperotire. For the firsttime, a full overview of the sources and notation is undertaken. This reveals the idiosyncrasies of individual manuscripts but, more importantly, it identifies two basic phases in the manuscript tradition. The study of melodic variants reveals the performance art that lies at the heart of the courtly grand chant; processes and techniques of variation are examined, bringing us to a closer understanding of the tenets of the melodic art of the early trouveres. A close study of select trouveres from the different generation reveals stylstic change and plurality, particularly in the melodic art which in some respects was less prescribed than the poetic texts. Consequently the courtly songs of the trouveres truly come alive in this book.
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History

An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice

Author: Peter Claus,John Marriott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866088

Category: History

Page: 488

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Why should history students care about theory? What relevance does it have to the "proper" role of the historian? Historiography and historical theory are often perceived as complex subjects, which many history students find frustrating and difficult. Philosophical approaches, postmodernism, anthropology, feminism or Marxism can seem arcane and abstract and students often struggle to apply these ideas in practice. Starting from the premise that historical theory and historiography are fascinating and exciting topics to study, Claus and Marriott guide the student through the various historical theories and approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging way. Packed with intriguing anecdotes from all periods of history and supported by primary extracts from original historical writings, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice is the student-friendly text which demystifies the subject with clarity and verve. Key features - Written in a clear and witty way. Presents a balanced view of the subject, rather than the polemical view of one historian. Comprehensive - covers the whole range of topics taught on historiography and historical theory courses in suitable depth. Full of examples from different historical approaches - from social, cultural and political history to gender, economic and world history Covers a wide chronological breadth of examples from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twentieth century. Shows how students can engage with the theories covered in each chapter and apply them to their own studies via the "In Practice" feature at the end of each chapter. Includes "Discussion Documents" - numerous extracts from the primary historiographical texts for students to read and reflect upon.
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