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Author Clanchy, M. T.

Title From memory to written record, England 1066-1307 / M.T. Clanchy
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1993


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 MELB  942.02 Cla/Fmt 1993  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The Making of Records -- 1. Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest -- 2. The Proliferation of Documents -- 3. Types of Record -- 4. The Technology of Writing -- 5. The Preservation and Use of Documents -- Pt. 2. The Literate Mentality -- 6. Languages of Record -- 7. Literate and Illiterate -- 8. Hearing and Seeing -- 9. Trusting Writing -- 10. Practical Literacy
Summary From the Publisher: The second edition of Michael Clanchy's widely-acclaimed study of the history of the written word in the Middle Ages is now, after a much lamented absence, republished in an entirely new and revised edition. The text of the original has been revised throughout to take account of the enormous amount of new research following publication of the first edition. The introduction discusses the history of literacy up to the present day; the guide to further reading brings together over 300 new titles up to 1992. In this second edition there are substantially new sections on bureaucracy, sacred books, writing materials, the art of memory, ways of reading (particularly for women), the writing of French, and the relationship of script, imagery and seals. Publication of the new edition also represents the book's first appearance in the United States in paperback
Analysis England Languages
Geschichte 1066-1485
Great Britain Politics and government 1066-1485
Literacy England History
Oral communication England History
Public administration England History
Public records England History
Scriptoria England
Written communication England History
Notes Previous edition published: London : Edward Arnold, 1979
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-345) and index
Subject Civilization, Medieval.
Literacy -- England -- History.
Public administration -- England -- History.
Public records -- England -- History.
Oral communication -- England -- History.
Scriptoria -- England.
Written communication -- England -- History.
England -- Languages.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1066-1485.
LC no. 92020180
ISBN 0631168575 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0631178236 (acid-free paper)