Medieval documents as artefacts. Interdisciplinary perspectives on codicology, palaeography and diplomatics

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E.C. Dijkhof i.s.m. A Berteloot, J.A.A.M.Biemans, J.W.J. Burgers e.a.

Dijkhof, E.C. e.a. (2020) Medieval documents as artefacts. Interdisciplinary perspectives on codicology, palaeography and diplomatics. Uitgeverij Verloren.


This richly illustrated volume focuses on the external form and production of codices, charters, registers, account books, and other types of manuscripts. It does not limit itself to the traditional historical auxiliary sciences of codicology, palaeography and diplomatics, but also pays special attention to the points of view of art historians, librarians, and archivists.

Contents: Preface   Introduction   Keynotes:J.P. GUMBERT, Codicology between office and library   B.-M. TOCK, The making of a charter   Writing support:J.W.J. BURGERS, Ruling the registers: a codicological aspect of the registers of the counts of Holland 1299-1345   A. STUCKENS, When pen was put to paper: New thoughts about the early use of paper in the government of the county of Flanders (late thirteenth to early fourteenth century)   Scribal practices: J.A.A.M. BIEMANS, Monastic scriptorium or municipal workshop?   A.-M. VAN EGMOND, ‘So meyster Jacob die scrijffeijn tot Leyden dese rekeninge verlicht heeft’. Using and producing the decorated Hague account books   B. VAN HOFSTRAETEN, The advent, use and nature of the humanistic cursive in documentary sources in the early modern Low Countries   M.J. OLIVEIRA E SILVA, Traces of (mis)use: the practice of writing in medieval Portuguese documents   Material aspects of production, purpose and transmission of documents and manuscripts:J. KEßLER, Tracing the Xanten chapter’s reading culture – an example: Friedrich Jacob Pels   J. LOVE, The Arnamagnæan diploma collection   E. RAMOS RUBERT, Some remarks about non-original materials in the illuminated manuscripts   M.K. WILLIAMS, Ad Regem: diplomatic documents as artefacts of early modern foreign policymaking   Computer-aided methodological approaches:C. CIUCU/Ph. BOBICHON, A new methodology for the description of manuscripts (material and textual aspects) applied to Hebrew manuscripts   T. LANSING, Quantitative codicology and the Icelandic sagas     P. SAMARA, The development of late medieval documentary script: a quantitative analysis (1300-1550)   Archival practices: shaping ecclesiastical and monastic identities: D. BELMONTE FERNÀNDEZ, Material strategies for the chaplaincy endowments management in the Cathedral of Seville (fifteenth  century)   C. REY, Jean de Cirey, abbot of Cîteaux, and the reorganization of archives and manuscripts: archival filing, cataloguing, binding and printing (1476-1501)   A.T. SMITH, Rethinking medieval cartulary production through an exploration of forgery in the Kelso Abbey charter collection   Archival practices: shaping urban identities: V. VAN CAMP, From rotulus to codex. The layout of the accounts of the massard of Mons, 1308-1490   T. VAN GASSEN, City cartularies in late medieval Ghent: a sign of urban identity?   F. ROLDÃO, Methodological approaches on the production, use and preservation of documents in a medieval city (Évora, 1415-1536)

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Uitgeverij Verloren
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978 9 0870 4568 5