Turning over a New Leaf
Turning over a New Leaf
Change and Development in the Medieval Book
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List of Figures and Plates
Gerard Isaac Lieftinck
Introduction: Gerard Isaac Lieftinck
Glossaries and Other Innovations in Carolingian Book Production
Biting, Kissing and the Treatment of Feet: The Transitional Script of the Long Twelfth Century
The Place of Germany in theTwelfth-Century Renaissance: Books, Scriptoria and Libraries
Notes on the Authors
Colour Plates
Index of Manuscripts
General Index

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"an outstanding contribution to the field of medieval codicology" -- Steven Vanderputten, professor Medieval History, University Ghent |"these essays do indeed ‘turn over a new leaf’ in the development of the history of the book" -- Marco Mostert, professor Medieval Literacy, University Utrecht)

Turning over a New Leaf

Change and Development in the Medieval Book

Books before print – manuscripts – were modified continuously throughout the medieval period. Focusing on the ninth and twelfth centuries, this volume explores such material changes as well as the varying circumstances under which handwritten books were produced, used and collected. An important theme is the relationship between the physical book and its users. Can we reflect on reading practices through an examination of the layout of a text? To what extent can we use the contents of libraries to understand the culture of the book? The volume explores such issues by focusing on a broad palette of texts and through a detailed analysis of manuscripts from all corners of Europe.
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Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel teaches at Leiden University, where he directs the research project ‘Turning over a New Leaf: Manuscript Innovation in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance’.

Rosamond McKitterick

Rosamond McKitterick is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cambridge.

Rodney Thomson

Rodney Thomson is Emeritus Professor at the School of History and Classics at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia).