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Author Petrucci, Armando.

Title Writers and readers in medieval Italy : studies in the history of written culture / Armando Petrucci ; edited and translated by Charles M. Radding.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.2244 PETR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. From the Unitary Book to the Miscellany -- 2. The Christian Conception of the Book in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries -- 3. The Lombard Problem -- 4. Book, Handwriting, and School -- 5. Literacy and Graphic Culture of Early Medieval Scribes -- 6. Symbolic Aspects of Written Evidence -- 7. Reading in the Middle Ages -- 8. Minute, Autograph, Author's Book -- 9. Reading and Writing Volgare in Medieval Italy -- 10. The Illusion of Authentic History: Documentary Evidence.
Summary In this fascinating book, one of the world's foremost authorities on writing and the social history of books discusses reading and writing in medieval Italy. Armando Petrucci addresses concerns central to paleographers and to cultural historians: how people learned to write, what they wrote, what they read, how scribes were trained, the purposes for which books were copied, and how ideas about books influenced their use, preservation, and transmission.
Other author Radding, Charles.
Subject Books and reading -- Italy -- History.
Written communication -- Italy -- History.
Books -- Italy -- History -- 400-1450.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy -- History.
ISBN 0300060890