Manuscripts and Libraries in the Age of Charlemagne

Manuscripts and Libraries in the Age of Charlemagne

by Bernhard Bischoff
     
 

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Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1991) was one of the most renowned scholars of medieval palaeography of the twentieth century. In this book seven of his classic essays on aspects of eighth and ninth century culture appear for the first time in English. They include an investigation of the role of books in the transmission of culture from the sixth to the ninth century, and

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Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1991) was one of the most renowned scholars of medieval palaeography of the twentieth century. In this book seven of his classic essays on aspects of eighth and ninth century culture appear for the first time in English. They include an investigation of the role of books in the transmission of culture from the sixth to the ninth century, and studies of the court libraries of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious, as well as of writing centers and libraries associated with major monastic and cathedral schools. This rich collection provides a full, coherent study of Carolingian culture from a number of different yet interdependent aspects, providing new insights for scholars and students alike.

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"Both selection and translation are excellent....A volume as important as it is beautiful, Manuscripts and Libraries in the Age of Charlemagne is essential to scholars and students of the early Middle Ages in history, the fine arts, sociology, and culture who may not have access to the original German publications." Uta-Renate Blumenthal, History of Education Quarterly

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ISBN-13:
9780521037112
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology Series, #1
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.43(d)

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