IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 114: Scholars and Their Books in the Byzantine Empire, the Carolingian Kingdoms, and the Timurid Empire

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Organiser:Philippe Depreux, Historisches Seminar / Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 114-aAn Early Medieval School Book and Its Use: Karlsruhe Aug. perg. 112
(Language: English)
Till Hennings, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 114-bIslamic Scholarship Embodied in a Manuscript: A Case Study
(Language: English)
Stefanie Brinkmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 114-cTeaching Aristotle's Analytics in the Byzantine Age: What Does a Manuscript Tell Us?
(Language: English)
Stefano Valente, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography, Philosophy
Abstract

The session’s aim is to compare the curricula in different linguistic (Arabic, Greek, and Latin) and cultural (Christian Western Europe and Byzantium, and Islamic Near East) school contexts through the Middle Ages and to compare how medieval scholars handled the knowledge of their times and adapted their teaching material to their own needs. All three papers investigate specific manuscripts in respect to their contents and materiality. Paper -a deals with the definition of what a Carolingian monastic schoolbook is or could be. Paper -b investigates Ḥadīth scholarship in the Timurid Empire and examines the art of writing down oral comments of the words and deeds attributed to the prophet Muḥammad. Paper -c focuses on the reception of Aristotle’s teaching on logic in Palaeologan times and on the glossing activity of scholars who sometimes transmitted earlier commentaries without modifying them and sometimes wrote something new.