INSTG022 Manuscript Studies

To provide a foundation for the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with manuscripts in a rare book context, including essential reference works. Topics include basic features of scripts from late Antiquity to the fifteenth century; the rise of literacy among the laity in Britain; production of medieval manuscripts; the development of medieval libraries; the growth of manuscript collections; the terminology and bibliography of manuscript scholarship.

Assessment: Assessment by coursework only
Optional for: MA LIS, MA ARM, MA/MSc DH. This module is also available for short course students

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module.
Taught by: James Willoughby (University of Oxford)
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