Manuscript Culture

Manuscript culture uses manuscripts to store and disseminate information; in the West, it generally preceded the age of printing. In early manuscript culture monks copied manuscripts by hand, mostly religious texts. Medieval manuscript culture deals with the transition of the manuscript from the monasteries to the market in the cities, and the rise of universities. Manuscript culture in the cities created jobs built around making and trade of manuscripts, and typically was regulated by universities. Late manuscript culture was characterized by a desire for uniformity, well-ordered and convenient access to the text contained in the manuscript, and ease of reading aloud. This culture grew out of the Fourth Lateran Council and the rise of the Devotio Moderna, and included a change in materials (switching from vellum to paper), and was subject to remediation by the printed book, while also influencing it.

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Late Manuscript Culture - Popular Assumptions and Historical Revision
... Many scholars of print culture, as well as classicists, have argued that inconsistencies existed among manuscripts due to the blind copying of texts and a static ... and uniformity, medievalists believe, was seen among some late manuscripts, along with other changes typically associated with the printed book ... Much of the recent scholarship on Late Manuscript Culture was specifically generated by Elizabeth Eisenstein, a key print culture scholar, and arguably creator of the "print culture" model ...
The Gutenberg Galaxy - Four Epochs of History - Manuscript Culture
... The culture of the manuscript (literally hand-writing) is often referred to by McLuhan as scribal culture ... alike were aspects of the art of memory, central to scribal culture ...

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