Turning over a New Leaf: Change and Development in the Medieval Book

edited by Erik Kwakkel, Rosamond McKitterick and Rodney Thomson
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture
Amsterdam University Press
eISBN: 978-94-006-0074-4


ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book looks particularly at the shift from manuscripts to the physical book, while taking into account the medieval book as not only as a source of information, but also as an aesthetic experience, a status symbol, and a shrewd investment. Tracing the rise of the book in the ninth and tenth century, this insightful study looks at the way in which the scribes eased the shift from manuscript to book through additions such as running titles and chapter numbers. A rich and intriguing history, Turning over a New Leaf examines how readers and the reading experience shape books, and vice versa.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Erik Kwakkel is associate professor in paleography at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society and principal investigator of the research project Turning Over a New Leaf: Manuscript Innovation in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance.


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