Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy: Studies in the History of Written Culture
In this fascinating book, one of the world's foremost authorities on writing and the social history of books discusses reading and writing in medieval Italy. Armando Petrucci addresses concerns central to paleographers and to cultural historians: how people learned to write, what they wrote, what they read, how scribes were trained, the purposes for which books were copied, and how ideas about books influenced their use, preservation, and transmission.
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From the Unitary Book to the Miscellany 1
The Christian Conception of the Book
in the Sixth and Seventh Centuries 19
The Lombard Problem 43
Book Handwriting and School 59
Literacy and Graphic Culture of Early Medieval Scribes 77
Symbolic Aspects of Written Evidence 103
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