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Re: request for info-books of middle ages



To Nikki Delaney,
I'm not sure what your exact need is but I'd like to mention In the
Vineyard of the Text: A Commentary to Hugh's Didascalicon by Ivan
Illich.  This may not be of interest if you are looking for information
about bookbinding, but since you mention books out of the monastic
university system you may find it interesting.  Illich examines Hugh's
Didascalicon and monastic texts, how they were used, & events in human
culture and history which created turning points in reading and texts
and how they were (and are) used.  My description is inadequate, but see
it if you are not already familiar with it.  Also invaluable for its
bibliography as well. University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-37235-9
The Didascalicon of Hugh of Saint Victor was written around 1128 and
Illich cites a translation of the work by Jerome Taylor from Columbia U.
Press, 1961.
Patricia Sterritt

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