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HISTORY OF THE BOOK
a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 1
Settore M-STO/08 - CFU 9 - Semestre II - Codice 10599964
Note insegnamento: Integrato da 6 CFU
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3 March Books in the Ancient and Medieval World, from tablets and rolls to the codex. The transmission of Knowledge, from manuscript to print (Prof. C. Dondi)
4 March
Digital resources for the study of the book (Prof. C. Dondi)
10 March The European Printing Revolution: 1450-1470 (Prof. C. Dondi)
11 March The European Printing Revolution: 1471-1500. Printing in the vernacular European languages (Prof. C. Dondi)
24 March Printing the Law (Dr Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni, University of Turin)
25 March Printing Medicine, scholarly and popular (Dr Sabrina Minuzzi, University of Venice/Brown University)
31 March Printing in East Asia (Dr Alessandro Bianchi, Bodleian Japanese Librarian, Oxford)
1 April Printing in Greek, including Karamanlides (Dr Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Milan)
7 April Printing in Hebrew (Dr Marco Bertagna, 15cHEBRAICA Project)
8 April Printing in South, Southeast, and Inner (Tibet and Uyghur) Asia (Dr Camillo Formigatti, John Clay Sanskrit Librarian, The Bodleian Library, Oxford)
14 April Printing in Glagolitic, Armenian, and Arabic (Prof. C. Dondi)
15 April Printing and the book trade in the Americas (Dr Manuel Suárez Rivera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas - UNAM)
21 April The cost of books (Prof. C. Dondi)
22 April Book trade, Book ownership and the visualization of data (Prof. C. Dondi)
28 April Illustrated Copy Census: Dante (Prof. C. Dondi)
29 April Illustration (Dr Matilde Malaspina, University of Copenhagen)
5 May History of reading (Prof. C. Dondi)
6 May Book destruction/survival and the dispersal and reconstruction of libraries. The work of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Africa (Prof. C. Dondi)
19 May The big questions: What is the history of the book? Printing revolution / digital revolution; European /global printing revolution  -   comparisons (Prof. C. Dondi)
20 May Paper (Dott. Marinita Stiglitz, Head of Paper Conservation, Bodleian Library, Oxford)
3 June [in ROME?] The physical aspects of early printed books (Prof. C. Dondi)
Obiettivi
OBBIETTIVI FORMATIVI:
Il Corso introdurrà gli studenti a una comprensione esaustiva dell’introduzione della stampa in una prospettiva globale. Il focus sulla rivoluzione della stampa in Europa (che include la stampa europea in alfabeti non latini) sarà pienamente contestualizzato con la presentazione dell’introduzione e diffusione della stampa in Asia, le Americhe, il Medio Oriente e l’Africa.
Metodologicamente, l’obbiettivo è quello di formare gli studenti all’uso dei libri come fonti storiche, in un approccio basato sulle fonti primarie che combina aspetti materiali, documentari, e bibliografici. Una competenza trasferibile alla ricerca su e con materiali geograficamente e cronologicamente differenti. Attenzione particolare è data alle questioni socio-economiche, oltre che a quelle culturali. La relazione fra la rivoluzione della stampa in Europa e la rivoluzione digitale ora in corso, e tra lo sviluppo e l’impatto della stampa in aree diverse del mondo saranno discusse al termine del corso.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND GOALS:
The course will introduce the students to a comprehensive understanding of the introduction of printing in a global perspective. The focus on the European printing revolution (which will include European printing in non-Latin alphabets) will be fully contextualized with the presentation of the introduction and spread of printing in Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and of manuscript culture in Africa.
Methodologically, the goal is to train the students in the use of books as historical sources, in an evidence-based approach which combines material, documentary, and bibliographic evidence. A knowledge transferable to working with material geographically and chronologically different. Special attention is given to socio-economic questions, as well as cultural. A comparison between the European printing revolution and the ongoing digital revolution, and between the development and impact of printing in different areas of the world will be discussed at the end of the course.
COURSE STRUCTURE: The course consists of a core number of remote lectures on the socio-economic impact of the European Printing Revolution given by Prof. Dondi, set in a global context by a number of specialist lectures given by invited speakers from the Universities of Turin, Venice, Mexico City, Copenhagen, and from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. It is envisaged that the last session of the course will take place in person in a library of Rome, with 15th-century printed books.

Valutazione
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Descrizione valutazione
VALUTAZIONE: Alla fine del corso gli studenti faranno una prova orale, in remoto, per valutare il loro livello di apprendimento dei principali aspetti storici della produzione, distribuzione, e uso del libro, e degli approcci metodologici appropriati. Si aspetta che gli studenti possano dimostrare di avere acquisito un vocabolario appropriato per la disciplina. La partecipazione regolare alle lezioni e l'attiva partecipazione contribuira' positivamente alla valutazione.

ASSESSMENT: At the end of the course, students will be interviewed orally, to evaluate their level of understanding of the main historical aspects of book production, distribution, and use, and the appropriate methodological approaches. Students are expected to demonstrate that they have acquired a vocabulary appropriate for the discipline. The regular attendance of lectures and active participation will positively contribute to the evaluation.
Testi
BIBLIOGRAPHY: A general bibliography on the Printing Revolution and the History of the Book in Europe will be supplemented with essential bibliographies provided by the invited speakers. An asterisk [*] indicates a compulsory reading.

Textual Transmission

[*]L. D. Reynolds and N. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars. A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1968 (4th ed. 2013), chapters 3-5.  [will be provided]

E. Ph. Goldschmidt, Medieval Texts and Their First Appearance in Print, London, The Bibliographical Society, 1943.

R. Sharpe, Titulus. Identifying Medieval Latin Texts. An Evidence-Based Approach, Turnhout, Brepols, 2003.

Textual Criticism
[*] L. D. Reynolds and N. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars. A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1968 (4th ed. 2013), chapter 6.  [will be provided]

Palaeography & Codicology

M. Maniaci, Archeologia del libro manoscritto, Rome, Viella, 2002.

D. Muzerelle, Vocabulaire de codicologie, Paris, Editions CEMI, 1985; Ital. transl. by M. Maniaci, Terminologia del libro manoscritto, Roma, Istituto per la patologia del libro, 1997; Spanish transl. by P. Ostos, M.L. Pardo, and E. Rodriguez, Vocabulario de codocologia, Madrid, Arco Libros, 1997; web version with also English terminology at
http://vocabulaire.irht.cnrs.fr/vocab.htm

Maria Luisa Agati, Il libro manoscritto da Oriente a Occidente. Per una codicologia comparata, Roma - L’Erma di Bretschneider 2009 (www.lerma.it); p. 528, 120 figg, 16 tavole a colori fuori testo.

Adriano Cappelli, Dizionario di Abbreviature latine ed italiane, Milan, Ulrico Hoepli, 1985 (6th ed.).

Dated and Datable manuscripts series: Catalogues produced in most European countries and North America. Very good for viewing samples of scripts.

Jean Mallon and Jean Venard, DUCTUS. La formation de l’alphabet moderne [video, 1976] http://indexgrafik.fr/ductus-formation-de-lalphabet-moderne/


General Studies on the History of the Early Printed Book

[*] Printing R-Evolution and Society 1450-1500. Fifty Years that Changed Europe, ed. C. Dondi, Studi di Storia 13 (Venice: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2020).
DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-332-8

L. Febvre and H.-J. Martin, L’apparition du livre (1958); English tr. The coming of the book (1976).

[*] C. Dondi, The European Printing Revolution, in The Oxford Companion to the Book, ed. M.F. Suarez and H.R. Woudhuysen, 2 vols, Oxford, OUP, 2010, pp. I 53-61;
reprinted in The Book. A Global History, ed. Michael F. Suarez and Henry Woudhuysen (Oxford, 2013), pp. 80-91. [will be provided]

also articles on the History of the Book in France (Vincent Giroud), Germany (J. Flood), the Iberian Peninsula (M.L. Lopez Vidriero), Italy (N. Harris), etc.

[*] Paul Needham, review of E. L. Eisenstein, The printing press as an agent of change, 2 vols (1979), in Fine Print, 6 (1980), 23-25, 32-35.  [will be provided]

[*] Anthony Grafton, review of E. L. Eisenstein, The printing press as an agent of change, 2 vols (1979), in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 11 (1980), 265-86.  [will be provided]

Yann Sordet, Histoire du livre et de l’édition (Paris, 2021).

Catalogues, Repertories, and Databases

Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue [=ISTC], on-line database, British Library
https://data.cerl.org/istc/_search

Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, ed. Kommission für den Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, vols 1-7 (Leipzig, 1925-40), vol. 8- (Stuttgart, Berlin, and NY, 1972-)
https://www.gesamtkatalogderwiegendrucke.de/

Material Evidence in Incunabula [=MEI]  http://incunabula.cerl.org

TEXT-inc http://textinc.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Atlas of Early Printing: http://atlas.lib.uiowa.edu/index.html

Edizioni Italiane del 16 Secolo [= Edit16] http://edit16.iccu.sbn.it/

15cBOOKTRADE http://15cbooktrade.ox.ac.uk/

Printing R-evolution website https://www.printingrevolution.eu/

15cILLUSTRATION http://zeus.robots.ox.ac.uk/15cillustration/home

1516 https://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/research/1516/

Consortium of European Research Libraries [=CERL] http://www.cerl.org/web/
Note
The link to the remote sessions will be available from Monday 28 February 2022
Orario Lezioni
Giovedì 9.00 - 11.00 ( Aula da definire)
Venerdì' 9.00 - 11.00 ( Aula da definire)
Inizio lezioni: Giovedì 3 Marzo 2022

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