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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 344: Studies in 9th-Century Manuscripts: Planning, Production, and Subsequent Use

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Jeffrey Doolittle, Department of History, Fordham University, New York
Moderator/Chair:Jesse Miika Johannes Keskiaho, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Paper 344-aConserving while Reinventing the Book: Two Examples in the 9th-Century Iberian Peninsula
(Language: English)
Gaelle Bosseman, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid / École Pratique des Hautes Études (ÉPHE), Paris
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 344-bThe Hagiographical Collection(s) in British Library, Add. 11880
(Language: English)
Mads Østerlund Christensen, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 344-cFrom the Library to the Church: Use and Reuse of Reims, Bibliothèque municipale, 1395
(Language: English)
Clara Renedo Mirambell, Centre Jean-Mabillon, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris / Centre d'Études et de Recherches Antiques et Médiévales, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 344-dDimensions of Healing: Design Principles of the Earliest Medical Books at Montecassino
(Language: English)
Jeffrey Doolittle, Department of History, Fordham University, New York
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medicine

Scholars have long recognized that Latin scribes of the 9th century affected dramatic and influential shifts in the organization and presentation of written knowledge, both within the Carolingian heartland and beyond. The four papers in this session will present close studies of the material evidence for these changing sensibilities within manuscripts from different centers across Latin Christendom, as well as the extent that these shifts resonated (or did not) with later readers. This session embraces several manuscript genres, including hagiography, medicine, and liturgy, which will allow for explorations of larger questions of innovation and reception in medieval book production.