From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307 / Edition 2

From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307 / Edition 2

by M. T. Clanchy
     
 

The second edition of Michael Clanchy's widely-acclaimed study of the history of the written word in the Middle Ages is now, after a much lamented absence, republished in an entirely new and revised edition. The text of the original has been revised throughout to take account of the enormous amount of new research following publication of the first edition. The

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Overview

The second edition of Michael Clanchy's widely-acclaimed study of the history of the written word in the Middle Ages is now, after a much lamented absence, republished in an entirely new and revised edition. The text of the original has been revised throughout to take account of the enormous amount of new research following publication of the first edition. The introduction discusses the history of literacy up to the present day; the guide to further reading brings together over 300 new titles up to 1992. In this second edition there are substantially new sections on bureaucracy, sacred books, writing materials, the art of memory, ways of reading (particularly for women), the writing of French, and the relationship of script, imagery and seals. Publication of the new edition also represents the book's first appearance in the United States in paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631168577
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/10/1993
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

Part I: The Making of Records:.

1. Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest.

2. The Proliferation of Documents.

3. Types of Record.

4. The Technology of Writing.

5. The Preservation and Use of Documents.

Part II: The Literate Mentality:.

6. Languages of Record.

7. Literate and Illiterate.

8. Hearing and Seeing.

9. Trusting and Writing.

10. Practical Literacy.

Plates.

Index.

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