Manuscripts and Libraries in the Age of Charlemagne

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Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1991) was one of the most renowned scholars of medieval palaeography of the twentieth century. His most outstanding contribution to learning was in the field of Carolingian studies, where his work is based on the catalogue of all extant ninth-century manuscripts and fragments. In this book, Michael Gorman has selected and translated seven of his classic essays on aspects of eighth- and ninth-century culture. They include an investigation of the manuscript evidence and the role of books in the ...

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douglasdales

May 28, 2009

This is a valuable and lucid collection of seminal studies and very well presented for the specialist and non-specialist alike.

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