HISTART 394 - Special Topics
Section: 009 Medieval Manuscript Culture
Term: WN 2013
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Before digital technology, before the invention of the printing press, books were written, ornamented, and illuminated by hand, with unsurpassed artistry. This seminar, set in Europe during the Middle Ages asks what it was like to live at a time when every book was costly and unique, the product of significant manual labor. As we come to know significant styles and works, we will consider scribes and illuminators, patrons and collectors, and discuss the economics of book production and the practice of reading in the age before print. Study of such topics as the lives of scribes in different eras (from monks and nuns to professionals trying to make a living wage) will shed light on cultural shifts over time. The investigation of buyers of manuscripts, including everyone from university students who needed texts for study to collectors who amassed lavishly illustrated manuscripts (old as well as new) will reveal much about the status of the book. This course provides a vivid introduction to medieval life and culture. It fulfills the departmental seminar requirement. D. 2

Intended Audience:

Students from any discipline are welcome.

HISTART 394 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11857
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
22861
Open
5
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
28317
Open
1
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
28318
Open
13
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
28320
Open
11
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
008 (LEC)
P
29063
Open
10
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
009 (SEM)
P
29192
Open
12
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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