Reference Sources for Medieval Manuscripts

SLIS S604  Silver

Reference Sources for Medieval Manuscripts will focus on approximately three hundred of the most important reference sources (printed and online) related to the production, use, and subsequent history of medieval manuscripts, including palaeographical manuals, catalogues of institutional and private collections, and studies of illuminators and their work.  The course is intended for those who have not yet had a systematic introduction to the reference literature of medieval manuscripts, and no prior experience is assumed.  Sources in all European languages will be included, and particular emphasis will be given to reference works in English (including works in translation).  Grading will be based on four sets of questions related to medieval manuscripts, and on an annotated bibliography of selected sources related to a particular topic within the field.

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