Turning Over a New Leaf: Change and Development in the Medieval Manuscript

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Erik Kwakkel, Rosamond McKitterick, Rodney Thomson
Amsterdam University Press, 2012 - History - 224 pages
This book looks particularly at the shift from manuscripts to the physical book, while taking into account the medieval book as not only as a source of information, but also as an aesthetic experience, a status symbol, and a shrewd investment. Tracing the rise of the book in the ninth and tenth century, this insightful study looks at the way in which the scribes eased the shift from manuscript to book through additions such as running titles and chapter numbers. A rich and intriguing history, Turning over a New Leaf examines how readers and the reading experience shape books, and vice versa.

About the author (2012)

Rosamond McKitterick is professor of medieval history at the University of Cambridge and a professorial fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Erik Kwakkel is lecturer at Leiden University. Rodney Thomson is emeritus professor at the School of History and Classsis at the University of Tasmania.

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