Teaching Writing, Learning to Write: Proceedings of the XVIth Colloquium of the Comite International de Paleographie Latine (Kings College London Medi

Teaching Writing, Learning to Write: Proceedings of the XVIth Colloquium of the Comite International de Paleographie Latine (Kings College London Medi

By: P. R. Robinson (editor)Hardback

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The capacity to read and write are different abilities, yet while studies of medieval readers and reading have proliferated in recent years, there has so far been little examination of how people learnt to write in the middle ages - an aspect of literacy which this volume aims to address. The papers published here discuss evidence adduced from the "a sgraffio" writing of Ancient Rome, through the attempts of scribes to model their handwriting after that of the master-scribe in a disciplined scriptorium, to the repeated copying of set phrases in a Florentine merchant's day book. They show how a careful study of handwriting witnesses the reception of the twenty-three letter Latin alphabet in different countries of medieval Europe, and its necessary adaptation to represent vernacular sounds. Monastic customaries provide evidence of teaching and learning in early scriptoria, while an investigation of the grammarians is a reminder that for the medieval scholar learning to write did not mean simply mastering the skill of holding a quill and forming one's letters properly, but also mastering a correct understanding of grammar and punctuation. Other essays consider the European reception of the so-called Arabic numbers, provide an edition of a fifteenth-century tract on how to use abbreviations correctly, and illustrate how images of writing on wax tablets and learning in school can throw light on medieval practice. The volume concludes with a paper on the ways in which a sixteenth-century amateur theologican deployed Latin, Greek and Hebrew alphabets. P.R. Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Contributors: Paolo Fioretti, David Ganz, Martin Steinman, Patrizia Carmassi, Aliza Cohen-Mushlin, Annina Seiler, Alessandro Zironi, Jerzy Kaliszuk, Aslaug Ommundsen, Erik Niblaeus, Gudvardur Mar Gunnlaugsson, Cristina Mantegna, Irene Ceccherini, Jesus Alturo, Carmen del Camino Martinez, Maria do Rosario Barbosa Morujao, Charles Burnett, Olaf Pluta, Lucy Freeman Sandler, Alison Stones, Berthold Kress


Foreword - Pamela Robinson Ink writing and 'A sgraffio' writing in Ancient Rome: from learning to practical use - Paolo Fioretti Risk and fluidity in script: an Insular instance - David Ganz Lesen und Schreiben in den Kloestern des fruhen Mittelalters - Martin Steinmann Litterae e scrittura nell'insegnamento della Grammatica in eta altomedievale: premesse teoretiche e aspetti practici - Patrizia Carmassi A School for Scribes - Aliza Cohen-Mushlin Latinis regulis barbara nomina stringi non possunt, or how to write the vernacular - Annina Seiler Reading and writing Gothic in the Carolingian Age - Alessandro Zironi Latin script and the vernacular text in the Middle Ages: the case of Poland in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries - Jerzy Kaliszuk The first Norwegian scribes and their teachers - Aslaug Ommundsen Learning to write in southern Sweden: liturgical fragments and the creation of the culture of the book - Erik Niblaeus Reading and writing in medieval Iceland - Gudvardur Mar Gunnlaugsson Scritture di practici, scritture di giuristi, scritture di dotti: 'scuole' ed esperienze grafiche a confronto - Cristina Mantegna Teaching, function and social diffusion of writing in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Florence - Irene Ceccherini L'enseignement et l'apprentissage de l'ecriture en Catalogne au Moyen Age - Jesus Alturo Aprendizaje y modelos graficos: entre el ambito profesional y el privado - Carmen del Camino Martinez Apprendre a ecrire dans le Portugal medieval. Bilan des connaissances - Maria do Rosario Morujao Learning to write numerals in the Middle Ages - Charles Burnett Quaedam regulae de modo titulandi seu apificandi pro novellis scriptoribus copulatae: a late-medieval tutorial for novice scribes - Olaf Pluta 'Written with the Finger of God': fourteenth-century images of scribal practice in the Lichtenthal Psalter - The Valenciennes Papias and Learning in the grammar school in thirteenth-century France - Alison Stones From elementary school to divine revelation: the alphabets of Paul Lautensack - Berthold Kress Works cited Index of Manuscripts

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