HMIB10031U  MID. Latin palaeography and the book culture of the Middle Ages

Volume 2013/2014
Education
Medieval Studies
Content

An introduction to Latin palaeography and codicology, the scriptorium, libraries, and other aspects of literacy from Roman antiquity to c. 1500. Includes visits to the Royal Library of Denmark, Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and to the National Archive (with its vast collection of fragments from medieval parchment books).

Learning Outcome

The course prepares the students for the elective study in 'Medieval civilisation', BA-level, Module III ('Latin palaeography and codicology').

Bernhard Bischoff, Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters (Berlin 1979, new enlarged and revised edition, Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2009), also available in French and English translations (Picard, Paris 1985 and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1990). Might be supplemented by Raymond Clemens & Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies, Cornell 2007 or later editions.

Supplementary materials will be available in the 'electronic class-room' .

Knowledge of Latin at an intermediate level is required for assessment procedure A). There is no specific requirement of knowledge of Latin for assessment procedure B).
Lectures, exercises and supervision
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination under invigilation
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
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