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Bibliography

General

Bertolo, Cherubini, Inglese, Miglio. Breve storia della scrittura e del libro (Rome: Carocci, 2004).

Michelle Brown, A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990).

Bischoff, Bernhard. Paleografia Latina. Antichità e medioevo, trans. and eds. G.P. Mantovani e S. Zamponi (Padua: Antenore, 1992). [on Latin Palaeography, but a fundamental textbook on the history of Western scripts]

Brown, Julian. 'Aspects of Palaeography,' in A Palaeographer’s View: The Selected Writings of Julian Brown, eds. Janet Bately, Michelle P. Brown & Jane Roberts (London: Harvey Miller, 1993).

Derolez, Albert. The Palaeography of Gothic Manuscript Books: From the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Petrucci, Armando. Prima lezione di Paleografia (Rome: Bari, 2002).

 

Select Studies on History of the Book (early printed-books, manuscripts), Philological and Editorial Issues

Chartier, Roger. 'Communities of Readers,' in The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe Between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries, trans. Lydia G. Cochrane (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994).

Bühler, Curt F., The Fifteenth-Century Book: The Scribes, the Printers, the Decorators (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1960).

Dane, Joseph. What is a book? The study of Early Printed Books (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012).

Inglese, Giorgio. Come si legge un'edizione critica. Elementi di filologia italiana. Nuova edizione. 6th ed. (Rome: Carocci, 2006).

De Hamel, Christopher. Scribes and Illuminators (Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1992).

Maniaci, Marilena. Archeologia del manoscritto: metodi, problemi, bibliografia recente (Roma: Viella, 2002).

Morrison, Stanley. Politics and Script: Aspects of Authority and Freedom in the Development of Greco-Latin Script from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972).

Nuovo, Angela. The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance, trans. Lydia Cochrane. (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2013).

Parkes, Malcolm. Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West (Aldershot, 1992).

Reeve, Michael D., Manuscripts and methods: essays on editing and transmission (Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratua, 2011).

Richardson, Brian. Manuscript Culture in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

——, Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy. (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

 

Select Studies on Humanist Script

De la Mare, Albinia, The Handwriting of the Italian Humanists (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973- [in progress]).

Derolez, Albert, Codicologie des manuscrits en écriture humanistique sur parchemin, Bibliologia 5-6 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1984).

Palaeography, Manuscript Illumination and Humanism in Renaissance Italy: Studies in Memory of A.C. de la Mare, edited by Robert Black, Jill Kraye and Laura Nuvoloni (London: Warburg Institute, 2016).

Wardrop, James, The Script of Humanism: Some Aspects of Humanistic Script, 1460-1560 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963).

 

Tools

Adriano Cappelli, Lexicon abbreviaturarum. Dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane usate nelle carte e codici specialmente del Medio-Evo, riprodotte con oltre 14000 segni incisi, con l’aggiunta di uno studio sulla brachigrafia medioevale, un prontuario di sigle epigrafiche, l’antica numerazione romana ed arabica ed i segni indicanti monete, pesi, misure, etc., 7th ed. (Milan: Hoepli, 2011). Several copies available in the Renaissance Centre office, R2.30. For a PDF version, see here.

Cappelli, Adriano, Cronologia, cronografia e calendario perpetuo, 7th ed. (Milan: Hoepli, 2012).

Pelzer, Auguste, Abréviations latines médiévales: supplément au Dizionario di abbreviature latine ed italiane de Adriano Cappelli, 3rd ed. (Beauvechain [Belgium]: Editions Nauwelaerts, 1995).

 

Some Useful Web Resources

General:

-AMARC Association for Manuscript and Archives in Research Collections [http://www.manuscripts.org.uk/amarc/index.htm]

Images and Illuminated Manuscripts:

-The Digital Scriptorium [http://www.scriptorium.columbia.edu/]: an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts

-Mandragore, base iconographique du département des Manuscrits [http://mandragore.bnf.fr/html/accueil.html ]: iconographical database of the Bibliothèque nationale française’s Manuscript Department

Codicology and Palaeography:

-Abbreviationes™: http://abbreviationes.net/ [for purchase]

-APICES Association Paléographique internationale Culture / Écriture / Société [http://www.palaeographia.org/apices/apices.htm ]

-Ductus [http://ductus.splinder.com/ ] International Discussion Forum on Palaeography and Codicology

-Europa Humanistica [ http://www.europahumanistica.org/ ]: site (in progress) of the CNSRS; click on ‘Mains d’humanistes’ for examples of humanist script.

-Piccard-Online—Digital Presentation of Watermarks and their Use: www.piccard-online.de 

-Page on Paleography of the Newberry Library (Chicago) [https://www.newberry.org/paleography-research-guide]