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The Carolingians and the written word

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digital printView all editions and formats
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This pioneering book studies the function and status of the written word in Carolingian society in France and Germany in the eighth- and ninth-centuries. Key topics discussed include law and the use  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamond McKitterick
ISBN: 052130539X 9780521305396 0521315654 9780521315654
OCLC Number: 475073213
Notes: Originalår: 1989
Description: xvi, 290 s. : illustrations
Contents: List of maps and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. The spoken and the written word; 2. law and the written word; 3. A literate community: the evidence of the charters; 4. The production and possession of books: an economic dimension; 5. The organization of written knowledge; 6. The literacy of the laity; Epilogue; Index of manuscripts; General index.
Responsibility: Rosamond McKitterick

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"Scholars will find this book an essential reference book for questions of medieval European literacy. It is invaluable in its wealth of information about manuscripts, scribes, monastic patrons, Read more...

 
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