Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Scriptorium. Wesen - Funktion - Eigenheiten. Comité International De Paléographie Latine. XVIII. Kolloquium . St. Gallen 11.-14. September 2013

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Scriptorium. Wesen - Funktion - Eigenheiten. Comité International De Paléographie Latine. XVIII. Kolloquium . St. Gallen 11.-14. September 2013

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Scriptorium. Wesen - Funktion - Eigenheiten. Comité international de paléographie latine. XVIII. Kolloquium . St. Gallen 11.-14. September 2013, ed. Andreas Nievergelt, Rudolf Gamper, Marina Bernasconi Reusser, Birgit Ebersperger, and Ernst Tremp (Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, in commission with C. H. Beck, 2015). 584 pp. ISBN 978-3-7696-1091-8. €148.00. A 'scriptorium' can mean many different things - in different periods, in different regions, in the monasteries, in the towns, in Medieval Latin vocabulary (where for Isidore it meant a writing implement), and in modern scholarship (where it can range in meaning from a group of scribes to a room in the monastery). This central topic of medieval book history is addressed in a collection of thirty papers from the 2013 meeting of the distinguished Comité international which attempted to address the 'nature, function, and character' of the scriptorium (not a title which it is easy to translate). …

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