Session1209
TitleThe Reception and Evolution of Caroline Minuscule in the Iberian Peninsula, III: Parallel Changes - Outside the Conflict Visigothic versus Caroline
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2016: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorNetwork for the Study of Caroline Minuscule
 
OrganiserAinoa Castro Correa, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Universidad de Salamanca
 
Moderator/ChairIrene Pereira García, Departamento de Patrimonio Artístico y Documental, Universidad de León
 
Paper 1209-a The Signatures in the Mozarabic Documents in 12th- and 13th-Century Toledo
(Language: English)
Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, Department of Modern Languages, Texas State University
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1209-b The Signs of the Times: Traditio and Renovatio in the Illustrations of the 12th-Century Beatus Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Ana de Oliveira Dias, Institute of English Studies, University of London
Index Terms: Art History - General; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1209-c A Psalter from the Age of Transition: Puzzling Out Old Hispanic Psalmody in the Late 11th Century
(Language: English)
Kati Ihnat, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index Terms: Liturgy; Monasticism
 
AbstractWhile in 11th-century Europe Caroline minuscule was the main writing system used in manuscript production, in most of the Iberian Peninsula this script was just beginning to be used. The persistence of the traditional peninsular script, Visigothic, led to a long and unequal transitional phase towards the new imported graphic system. At the same time, once the change was accepted, its graphic model arrived lacking its essential nature evolving thus quickly to a variety of proto-Gothic scripts which gave back to the Peninsula its graphic particularity. With works on scribes developing their careers in the periods in between writing systems, these sessions aim to explore the contexts of graphic change and polygraphism lived in the Iberian Peninsula from the 11th to the 14th century. At the same time as the collision of the two writing systems, Visigothic and Caroline, took place, other significant changes materialised in manuscript sources. This third session explores coeval changes in musical notation and language as well as in parallel cultural contexts.