Literacy, Education and Manuscript Transmission in Byzantium and Beyond (Medieval Mediterranean)

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Literacy, Education and Manuscript Transmission in Byzantium and Beyond (Medieval Mediterranean)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 268 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9789004120969
  • DDC分類 302.2244094950902

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The papers in this volumes consider literacy, education and manuscript transmission in Byzantium and its neighbouring worlds, areas which to date have received surprisingly little sustained scholarly treatment among Byzantinists. Contributions include an overview, survey papers and individual case studies, many of which draw on recently discovered or rarely consulted sources: literary sources include astrological texts, saints' lives and florilegia as well as documentary texts, art and archaeological evidence. The contributors' fields reflect the interdisciplinary scope of this volume, covering history, art history, literary studies and palaeography. The volume looks in detail at Byzantium, but also includes papers on Rus, the Middle East, and the Jewish contribution. The book's eastern perspectives offer interesting comparisons and contrasts with the medieval West. The book is illustrated with plates showing illuminated manuscripts and archaeological artefacts. The contributors are Paul Botley, Simon Franklin, Catherine Holmes, Erica Hunter, John Lowden, Paul Magdalino, Margaret Mullett, Stefan Reif, Charlotte Roueche, Natalie Tchernetska, and Judith Waring.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Acknowledgements ix
Abbreviations xi
List of Contributors xiii
Written Culture in Byzantium and Beyond: 1 (32)
Contexts, Contents and Interpretations
Catherine Holmes
The Byzantine Reception of Classical Astrology 33 (26)
Paul Magdalino
The Transmission of `Visual Knowledge' in 59 (22)
Byzantium through Illuminated Manuscripts:
Approaches and Conjectures
John Lowden
Some Changing Trends in the Jewish Literary 81 (30)
Expression of the Byzantine World
Stefan Reif
The Literary Background of Kekaumenos 111 (28)
Charlotte Roueche
Food for the Spirit and a Light for the Road: 139 (26)
Reading the Bible in the `Life of Cyril
Phileotes' by Nicholas Kataskepenos
Margaret Mullett
Literacies of Lists: Reading Byzantine 165 (22)
Monastic Inventories
Judith Waring
Byzantium and the Origins of Written Culture 187 (12)
in Rus
Simon Franklin
Learning Greek in Western Europe 1476--1516 199 (26)
Paul Botley
The Transmission of Greek Philosophy via the 225 (18)
`School of Edessa'
Erica C.D. Hunter
Greek-Oriental Palimpsests in Cambridge: 243 (14)
Problems and Prospects
Natalie Tchernetska
Index 257