Bernhard Bischoff on the Study of Medieval Script

Originally posted on medievalfragments:
By David Ganz Editorial note – David Ganz is Visiting Professor of Palaeography at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate of Darwin College, University of Cambridge. His guest blog summarises a much-overlooked publication by Bernhard Bischoff (d. 1991), the great expert on Caroline script and Carolingian book culture.…

Publication – Donatella Nebbiai-Dalla Guarda, “Le Discours des livres. Bibliothèques et manuscrits en Europe. IXe-XVe siècle”

[reblogged from L’agenda du médiéviste: Le blog du Réseau des médiévistes belges de langue française (RMBLF)] Lieux de conservation et de transmission des textes, les bibliothèques médiévales ont une histoire qui s’écrit en même temps que celle de l’affirmation du livre comme outil de communication culturelle et sociale. Cet ouvrage retrace l’évolution de l’aspect et … Continue reading

Must-Read Book: Medieval Autograph Manuscripts

Proceedings of the XVIIth Colloquium of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine, held in Ljubljana, 7-10 September 2010 N. Golob (ed.) approx. XIV+601 p., 280 b/w ill. + 14 colour ill., 3 b/w tables, 210 x 270 mm, 2013 ISBN: 978-2-503-54916-3 Languages: English, French, German Retail price: EUR 95,00 excl. tax Bibliologia (BIB 36) – Brepols … Continue reading

Medieval Libraries vs. Modern Libraries

See on – Medieval Manuscripts | Medieval Palaeography Article Summary for Lecture #3 – Russell Medieval libraries are completely different from modern libraries. Or are they? This is the question Beth M. Russell addresses in her article “Hidden Wisdom and Unseen Treasure: Revisiting Cataloging in Medieval Libraries.” Even though these predecessors lacked the sophistication … Continue reading

Practice in Learning. The Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages.

BREMMER Jr., R. H.; DEKKER, K. (ed.) (2010), Practice in Learning. The Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages (Mediaevalia Groningana New Series, 16), Leuven: Peeters Publishers. Summary: Throughout the early Middle Ages, education and learning in Western Europe underwent a substantial development, from Italy across the Alps, from Latin to the vernacular … Continue reading