The Carolingians and the written word / Rosamond McKitterick.

This pioneering book studies the function and status of the written word in Carolingian society in France and Germany in the eighth- and ninth-centuries. It demonstrates that literacy was by no means confined to a clerical élite, but was dispersed in lay society and used for government and administ...

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Main Author: McKitterick, Rosamond (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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Table of Contents:
  • The spoken and the written word
  • Law and the written word
  • A literate community: the evidence of the charters
  • The production and possession of books: an economic dimension
  • The organization of written knowledge
  • The literacy of the laity.