By Michael T. Clanchy

This seminal paintings of scholarship, which strains the advance of literacy in medieval England, is now absolutely up-to-date in a 3rd edition.

  • This booklet serves as an advent to medieval books and files for graduate scholars during the world
  • Features a very re-written first bankruptcy, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest', and a brand new postscript via the writer reflecting at the reception to the unique ebook and discussing contemporary scholarship on medieval literacy
  • Includes a revised advisor to extra interpreting and a revision of the plates which illustrate medieval manuscripts intimately

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From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307

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Roffe, Domesday: the Inquest and the Book (2000), p. 123. For the Domesday jurors, see C. P. Lewis in The Haskins Society Journal, 5 (1993), pp. 17–44, and R. Fleming, ‘Oral Testimony and the Domesday Inquest’, Anglo-Norman Studies, 17 (1995), pp. 101–22. 13 Feudal Documents from the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, ed. D. C. Douglas (1932), p. 3, cited by S. Baxter, ‘The Representation of Lordship and Land Tenure in Domesday Book’, in Domesday Book, ed. E. Hallam and D. Bates (2001), p. 93, p. 208, n.

P. Brown, The Book and the Transformation of Britain c550–1050: A Study in Literacy (2011). 30 P. H. Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Charters: an Annotated List (1968) numbers 1,875 items. To this, a varying number of other memoranda can be added depending on criteria for defining the meaning of a ‘charter’. 31 See ch. 9, ‘Trusting Writing’, at Table 4 and n. 94, in the present volume. P1: TIX/XYZ JWST174-c01 P2: ABC JWST174-Clanchy 32 June 16, 2012 7:24 Trim: 246mm X 171mm Printer Name: Yet to Come The Making of Records lay aristocracy and officials) may have been enormous.

The precise form of Aethelberht’s laws, when first written down, cannot be recovered as the earliest text now extant dates from after the Norman Conquest. The authenticity and antiquity of this text is not in doubt, but it does contain inconsistencies as a consequence of being copied and recopied over a period of five centuries. 35 Ernulf was a Norman monk expert in ecclesiastical law; his purpose in assembling Anglo-Saxon laws, as well as charters in Old English and Latin, was to document the ancient privileges of the clergy of his diocese and the rights of the monks of Rochester cathedral in particular.

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