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Medieval Studies: An Introduction

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In addition to sections devoted to Latin paleography, diplomatics, computer-assisted research, numismatics, archaeology, problems in chronology, and prospography, this text describes state-of-the-art research methodology and critical approaches to English literature, Latin philosophies, law, science, art and music.
Paperback, 438 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Syracuse University Press (first published January 1st 1976)
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The essays are patchy. Some are great. I particularly enjoyed the eighth chapter on medieval English literature. Others are little more than chronological lists of publications in the field, which is great if you want to delve more deeply into numismatics or Latin paleography, but not so helpful as an introduction to the sub field if your interest is more general. Furthermore, the listing of sources and even the content of the articles are dated - the second edition was published in 1992. Still, ...more
Ellis L.
This is an outstanding book. It has undergone a few editions; mine is the first and has some articles that have alas disappeared from later editions. It's a collection of essays on the disciplines peculiar to medieval history, including numismatics, diplomatics, paleography, prosopography and medieval chronology (written by R. Dean Ware, under whom I studied at the University of Mass.). The chapter by Herlihy on computer-assisted analysis of statistical documents is one of those that can be foun ...more
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