From Memory to Written Record: England – Michael Clanchy is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Historyat the Institute of Historical. : From Memory to Written Record: England – ( ): Michael T. Clanchy: Books. CLANCHY, From Memory to Written Record: England, –

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Return to Book Page. England – on your Kindle in under a minute. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Since I know I’ve read a lot of books on the history of the book, I was surprised to come to the realization of how little I’ve read about the move to written records. Please try again later. Open Preview See a Problem?

Before moving to London inhe taughtat the University of Glasgow. Request permission to reuse content from this site. THIS is what I find fascinating. Anthony Melton rated it liked it Dec 02, Most users should sign in with their email address.

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Both the monks who saw forging Papal documents as the best and finest service to their saint and monastery and the Earl de Warrene who lacking a written charter for the lands his ancestors held since the conquest instead produced an antique sword saying ‘this is my recorx view spoiler [ ie referring to his ancestors role in the conquest of England, the sword proving victory in that trial of combat, indeed the monks of Battle Abbey were to make a similar argument – that writtdn physical existence of their abbey on the battlefield was proof of the donations of land and freedom from control by Bishops made to them by William I – in the legal system of the day this was felt to be a winning argument, my Lords I rest my case hide spoiler ] or words to that effect in French but written in Latin in a gesture meaningful and acceptable in an oral culture but bizarre to a written one fill the pages of this of fascinating book.


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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Oct 10, Sarah Fisher rated it it was ok. What we now rexord as The Exeter Book of Riddles was broken up and used as the binding for a later Latin text and only rediscovered when the book was taken apart for restoration. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The Technology of Writing.

Overall and excellent and readable discussion. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In this third edition Professor Clanchy presents hislatest thinking on the subject in a new introduction coveringrecent work on literacy studies. It is impossible toconvey its range or the variety of its implications, but it ispossible to insist on its importance.

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From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 – 1307

The introduction discusses the history of literacy up to the present day; writtsn guide to further reading brings together over new titles up to There’s too much to really sum up, but this book is rich and multifaceted and I’m glad that I finally sat myself down to read it all.

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From Memory to Written Record: England – by M.T. Clanchy

Description This seminal work of scholarship, which traces the development of literacy in medieval England, is now fully updated in a third edition. A Medieval Life England – M. Italian Judges and Judicial Practice in Memroy This work has long been known to scholars as a pioneering and classic study in how, following the Norman Conquest, England gradually became a society in which bureaucracy and literacy among the elite developed to a degree unknown almost everywhere else in Europe at the time.

However, I found it extremely hard to get through with very dry writing. A fascinating book, if sometimes a bit dense and other times repetitive not within a chapter, but one chapter may repeat the same ideas as another.

About the transition from an oral to a written culture in England. Apr 30, penny shima glanz rated it really liked it Shelves:

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