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The European Book in the Twelfth Century


Kwakkel, E and Thomson, R, The European Book in the Twelfth Century, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK ISBN 9781316480205 (2018) [Edited Book]

DOI: doi:10.1017/9781316480205


The 'long twelfth century' (10751225) 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.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:literature, printing and publishing history, Anglo Saxon and medieval literature
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Thomson, R (Professor Rodney Thomson)
ID Code:147158
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2021-10-14
Last Modified:2021-10-14

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