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On 14-15 November undergraduates in Dr. Scott Gwara's course “Reading the Medieval Book” encountered more than forty medieval manuscripts at UNC's Wilson Library and Ackland Art Museum, and at the Rubenstein ...
En el actual Archivo del Capítulo Catedralicio de Lugo (Galicia, España) se conserva un interesante monumento de la civilización medieval hispana. Es un manuscrito que manifiesta todas las características propias de haberse producido en un Scriptorium eclesiástico, probablemente vinculado a esta catedral, con un gran sabor escolástico.
El manuscrito está encuadernado con tapas de madera de nogal, forradas de piel o badana. Sus folios están escritos sobre pergamino, y destacan sus letras capitales, de sencilla factura y policromía en rojo y azul. Está confeccionado con escritura gótica libraria; abarca unos 427 folios; y presenta actualmente las dimensiones de 240 x 175 mm.
Michael Toth points at a computer screen filled with what seems to be a jumble of Arabic and Greek letters.
To get to this jumble, he has traveled from Washington to an isolated, fortress-like monastery in the middle of the Sinai Desert, home to the oldest continuously operating library on the planet.
He has helped assemble a global team of scientists that arrived with cutting-edge technology at this spot, three hours by taxi from the nearest commercial airport.
The image he has paused to appreciate is one of a steady stream coming from the room next door, where a high-definition camera is focused on one of the monastery’s rare and priceless ancient manuscripts. The manuscript rests in a cradle that looks like a chair tilted back at an angle, but with hydraulic lines and strange lights attached...
Ainoa Castro's insight:
En relación con los fondos custodiados en el Monasterio de Santa Catalina del Sinaí, no olvidemos que Bischoff vió en tres de sus manuscritos coincidencias gráficas que le llevaron a postular como origen geográfico de la escritura visigótica el norte de África. Para saber más -> http://bit.ly/15Bfz7d
Have you ever been described as a bookworm? We hope the only bookworms encountered in our reading rooms are of the Studious genus, but did you know that there are a whole host of pesky pests out there hungry for paper?
My summary of a paper given at the Institute of Historical Research on: Monastic Space and the Use of Books in Anglo-Norman England. The post Monastic Space and the Use of Books in Anglo-Norman England appeared first on Medievalists.net.
Part holy shrine, part legendary castle, the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most romantic spots in Europe; it has been a site of miracles and the destination of countless pilgrims for over a thousand years.
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 and standardization of current cataloging practices, Russell illustrates how medieval librarians encountered problems similar to those still faced today.
Russell spends much of the article describing the historical cataloging practices. To begin, she defines catalogs for the purposes of this text as “guides to the content and locations of the books available for use.” Catalogs varied in type, such as inventory or analytic, as well as including indexes, now considered a separate division. These early catalogs served much the same purpose, listing available items located within the library and later providing information about its format and content. Descriptions also might include information regarding location....
Last week, a post by Medievalists.net provided a map of the United States with all of the available programs offered in medieval studies. There are quite a number of institutions that have either a Certificate, M.A. or PhD option. However, once you have chosen your program in the States, now the question is how to access the primary sources needed for your research. Do you get your passport ready and brush up on your foreign languages? Do you start frantically looking for travel funding? No need to panic. In fact, there are a lot of medieval codices and fragments available to the American researcher. Many collections in America have works that range from the ninth through the sixteenth centuries. The collections include Bibles, psalters, graduales, commentaries, books of hours, charters, and many other medieval texts. Various museum libraries, university libraries and public libraries can provide access to the real thing. Plus, many have an added bonus of images available online...