IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 832: Medieval Manuscripts: A Biographic Approach

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Organiser:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 832-a'Isti sunt libri S. Crucis': Birth, Life, and Death of 12th-Century Manuscripts in a Cistercian Scriptorium and Library
(Language: English)
Katharina Kaska, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 832-b1457-1941: Retracing the 'Life' of a Medieval German Manuscript
(Language: English)
Christina Jackel, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Medieval manuscripts, like human beings, have biographies: they are born from parchment (or paper) and ink through the labours of a scribe, bound, read, annotated, copied, stored, sold, stolen, dismembered, destroyed. Palaeography, codicology and library history trace these biographies. The papers of this session will describe such ‘manuscript lives’ and their significance in the context of general and cultural history using examples from southern Germany and Austria.