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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1209: The Reception and Evolution of Caroline Minuscule in the Iberian Peninsula, III: Parallel Changes - Outside the Conflict Visigothic versus Caroline

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule
Organiser:Ainoa Castro Correa, Department of History, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Irene Pereira García, Departamento de Patrimonio Artístico y Documental, Universidad de León
Paper 1209-aThe Signatures in the Mozarabic Documents in 12th- and 13th-Century Toledo
(Language: English)
Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, Department of Modern Languages, Texas State University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1209-bThe Signs of the Times: Traditio and Renovatio in the Illustrations of the 12th-Century Beatus Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Ana de Oliveira Dias, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1209-cA Psalter from the Age of Transition: Puzzling Out Old Hispanic Psalmody in the Late 11th Century
(Language: English)
Kati Ihnat, School of Arts, University of Bristol
Index terms: Liturgy, Monasticism

While in 11th-century Europe Caroline minuscule was the main writing system used in manuscript production, in most of the Iberian Peninsula this script was just beginning to be used. The persistence of the traditional peninsular script, Visigothic, led to a long and unequal transitional phase towards the new imported graphic system. At the same time, once the change was accepted, its graphic model arrived lacking its essential nature evolving thus quickly to a variety of proto-Gothic scripts which gave back to the Peninsula its graphic particularity. With works on scribes developing their careers in the periods in between writing systems, these sessions aim to explore the contexts of graphic change and polygraphism lived in the Iberian Peninsula from the 11th to the 14th century. At the same time as the collision of the two writing systems, Visigothic and Caroline, took place, other significant changes materialised in manuscript sources. This third session explores coeval changes in musical notation and language as well as in parallel cultural contexts.