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Medieval Manuscript Production in the Latin West : Explorations with a Global Database.

Author: Eltjo Buringh
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2010.
Series: Global economic history series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on statistical techniques and samples this book offers an estimate of medieval production rates of manuscripts in the Latin West. Such information is a helpful production indicator for a period of which we have so little other quantitative data.
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Buringh, Eltjo.
Medieval Manuscript Production in the Latin West : Explorations with a Global Database.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eltjo Buringh
ISBN: 9789047428640 9047428641
OCLC Number: 821178592
Description: 1 online resource (600 pages).
Contents: Medieval Manuscript Productionin the Latin West --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES --
LIST OF SYMBOLS, ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS1 --
COLOUR PLATES --
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION --
CHAPTER TWO METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH --
2.1 Manuscripts --
Palimpsests --
2.2 Database --
Inclusion criteria --
Library --
Time period --
Geographical differentiation --
2.3 Validations of the Database --
Rolls and codices in Egypt, 1st to 5th century --
Latin Gospel Books copied from the 5th to the 8th century --
Books in Egyptian church property, 7th to 8th century --
Medieval monastic catalogues. CHAPTER FIVE PRODUCTION OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTSIN THE LATIN WEST --
5.1 Calculation of Production Rates --
Method to fi nd the production rates of manuscripts --
Resulting estimate of manuscript production in the Latin West --
5.2 Comparison of Estimates --
Comparisons with hand-written books --
Comparisons with printed books --
5.3 On Uncertainties in the Production Estimates --
Database construction and adjustments --
Reciprocal Survival factor --
Compound uncertainty --
5.4 Further Discussions and Conclusions --
Discussion on spatial calibration factors --
Conclusions. Discussion --
Conclusions --
CHAPTER FOUR LOSSES OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS --
4.1 Loss Rates --
Assessment of loss rates --
Random losses of manuscripts --
Non-random loss --
4.2 Loss Rates in England --
Loss rates from medieval libraries --
Post-medieval loss rates --
4.3 Loss Rates in the Rest of the World --
Loss rates in the Latin West --
Loss rates in the non-Latin West --
4.4 Survival of Manuscripts in the Latin West. --
Calculation of loss rates --
Reciprocal survival factors --
4.5 Discussion and Conclusions on Losses of Manuscripts --
Discussion --
Conclusions. Latin bestiaries, 11th to 15th century --
CMD, catalogue des manuscrits datés --
Dutch Alba Amicorum, 16th to 18th centuries --
Conclusions relating to validations --
2.4 Shelf Marks --
2.5 Categories of Uses --
2.6 Loss Rates --
2.7 Extrapolations and Calibrations --
Extrapolations --
Calibrations --
2.8 Similarity Quantification --
Characterisation of distributions --
Explained variance --
Cluster analysis --
2.9 Inferences --
Deductions from the database --
2.10 Historical Data in Latin West --
Population numbers --
Urbanisation --
Universities in the Latin West --
Dioceses. Numbers of monasteries --
2.11 Discussion and Conclusions --
Conclusions --
CHAPTER THREE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF MANUSCRIPTS --
3.1 Total Manuscript Numbers --
Data sleuthing --
Numbers of surviving manuscripts (M) --
Corroborations --
Discussions and conclusions --
3.2 Distributions of Manuscripts in the Database --
Overview of frequency distributions --
3.3 Global Uses --
Patterns of global uses --
Users of Books of Hours --
Medieval Renaissances --
3.4 Shifts in Regional Uses of Manuscripts --
Stability of regional uses --
Trend spotting of regional uses --
3.5 Discussion and Conclusions.
Series Title: Global economic history series.

Abstract:

Drawing on statistical techniques and samples this book offers an estimate of medieval production rates of manuscripts in the Latin West. Such information is a helpful production indicator for a period of which we have so little other quantitative data.

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