IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1635: Early Medieval Manuscripts between the Genres, II

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Mateusz Fafinski, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Anna Gehler, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Moderator/Chair:Helmut Reimitz, Department of History, Princeton University
Paper 1635-aLike Father, like Father: Manuscript Groupings and Other Measures to Define the Early Medieval Church Fathers
(Language: English)
Richard M. Pollard, Département d'Histoire, l'Université du Québec à Montréal
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1635-bEarly Medieval Manuscripts between the Genres: The Case of Jurisprudential Works of Adab al-Qādi in Islam and Judaism
(Language: English)
Neri Ariel, Institut für Judaistik Freie Universität Berlin / Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1635-cDefining Chronicles: Comparing Cuneiform Chronicles and Early Medieval Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Noah Kröll, Zentrum für Alte Kulturen Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Manuscripts as objects are vital to understanding the texts they contain. This session aims to take a look at manuscripts across the borders of Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. By looking at Hebrew manuscripts created in a Muslim environment and at the reception of Jewish historians’ manuscripts in the Early Middle Ages this session examines the manuscript as a transcultural object. Moreover, the session offers a more global view of what we understand as ‘manuscript cultures’ by looking across the boundaries of manuscripts forms themselves by examining the approaches to how objects containing texts from the Ancient Near East could be seen as manuscripts.