HISTORY OF MANUSCRIPTS

HISTORY OF MANUSCRIPTS

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Code
65092
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course focuses on the study of Handwritten Books mainly in the form of codes through the archaeological observation of structure. On the basis of this statement the course aims to frame handwritten books in the form of code in a wider scenario that takes account of the history of writing supports, evolution of libraries, techniques of preparation and packaging and writing instruments. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The “History of Handwritten Books” course aims to give students historical notions relating to material supports and main kinds of libraries from antiquity to the middle ages; knowledge of the basic techniques of Handwritten Book craftsmanship; learning of technical terminology for the analysis and description of manuscripts. 

Teaching methods

Lectures with PowerPoint presentations. Students are cyclically urged to respond orally to a questionnaire for which they will not be evaluated. The objective is to ascertain the learning of themes discussed during lectures. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

 

Definition and background of the discipline and knowledge of bibliographical instruments; analysis of writing supports, library typologies and techniques of creating medieval books; size, geometry and use of pages in handwritten books; scribes at work and their instruments.

 

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

 

Definition and background of the discipline and knowledge of bibliographical instruments; analysis of writing supports, library typologies and techniques of creating medieval books; size, geometry and use of pages in handwritten books; scribes at work and their instruments. Production, distribution and conservation of handwritten books from antiquity to the middle ages; drafts, autograph and author books; handwritten and printed books in the 15th century; survival and functions of handwritten books; general elements for the description of handwritten books.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (President)

ANTONELLA ROVERE

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures with PowerPoint presentations. Students are cyclically urged to respond orally to a questionnaire for which they will not be evaluated. The objective is to ascertain the learning of themes discussed during lectures. 

EXAMS

Assessment methods

A final oral exam on the programme. The objective is to assess the capacity to move from one topic to another in the programme and show a command of the subject, the use of appropriate lexicon and clarity in exposition.