From Memory to Written Record England, 1066-1307

ISBN-10: 1405157917

ISBN-13: 9781405157919

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: M. T. Clanchy

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Updates this classic work for students and scholars of medieval history, tracing the development of literacy in EnglandThis book serves as an introduction to medieval books and documents for graduate students throughout the worldFeatures a completely re–written first chapter, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest′, and a new postscript by the author reflecting on the reception to the original publication and discussing recent scholarship on medieval literacyIncludes a revised guide to further reading and a revision of the plates which illustrate medieval manuscripts in detail
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Plates
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Being Prejudiced in Favour of Literacy
Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Literacy
England's Place in Medieval Literacy
TheMaking of Records
Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest
The Formation of a Norman Official Memory
The Anglo-Saxon Heritage of Literacy
Latin and the Language of Domesday Book
William the Conqueror's Symbolic Knife
The EarlWarenne's Rusty Sword
The Proliferation of Documents
Documents at Village Level
The Chronology of Charter Making
The Output of Royal Documents
Documents and Bureaucracy
TheWork of HubertWalter
Royal Influence on Other Records
Appendix
Types of Record
The Variety ofWritings
Statements Issued by Individuals
Memoranda Kept by Institutions
Learned and LiteraryWorks
Liturgical Books
The Technology ofWriting
The Scribe and His Materials
Wax, Parchment, andWood
CommittingWords toWriting
Layout and Format
Rolls or Books?
The Preservation and Use of Documents
Monastic Documents for Posterity
Secular Documents for Daily Use
Archives and Libraries
The Royal Archives
Ways of Remembering
Ways of Indexing
The LiterateMentality
What Reading Meant
Languages of Record
Walter of Bibbesworth's Treatise
The Variety of Languages
Spoken andWritten Language
Chronological Development
TheWriting Down of French
Royal Documents in Latin, French, and English
Literate and Illiterate
Meanings of 'Clericus' and 'Litteratus'
The Question of the Literacy of the Laity
Knowledge of Latin Among Non-Churchmen
The Acquisition of Clerical Education
Educated Knights
Hearing and Seeing
Symbolic Objects and Documents
The Spoken Versus theWrittenWord
Listening to theWord
The SpokenWord in Legal Procedure
Writings asWorks of Art
Word and Image
TrustingWriting
Memory andWriting
Dating Documents
Signing Documents
The Symbolism of Seals and Crosses
Forging Documents
Pragmatic Literacy
Postscript by the Author
List of Abbreviations
Select Further Reading
Plates
Index
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