Kwakkel & Thomson, The European Book in the Twelfth Century

Vient de sortir (juillet 2018)

The European Book in the Twelfth Century

Edited by Erik Kwakkel, University of British Columbia, Vancouver , Rodney Thomson, University of Tasmania
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Online publication date : July 2018
Print publication year : 2018
Online ISBN : 9781316480205

90£, environ 107€ en version papier.
Environ 60€ en version kindle, dont un aperçu est disponible ici Kwakkel & Thomson, The European Book in the Twelfth Century

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.


Delivers the first comprehensive study of the European book in the historical period known as the ‘long twelfth century’ (1075–1225)


Brings together a number of interrelated cultural-historical events such as monastic reform and the introduction of Greek and Arabic science and philosophy to place in context the development of the manuscript and book during the ‘twelfth-century Renaissance’
Chapters by leading scholars offer a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the phenomenon of the book in the twelfth-century from a European point of view

Crédit photos

La photo d’en-tête est un  détail du folio 11r de l’Évangéliaire de Spire réalisée vers 1220, disponible sur Wikimedia Commons. L’intégralité du manuscrit est numérisé sur le site de la bibliothèque Badische Landesbibliothek, Cod. Bruchsal 1. La photo de fond est un détail du folio 1r d’un manuscrit de droit …

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