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Perhaps no other relic of the European Middle Ages captures our imagination more than illuminated medieval manuscripts, or those documents decorated with images and colored pigments. Serving as windows unto a lost world of kings, ladies, faith, war, and culture, they communicate complex visual and textual narratives of Europe’s collective cultural heritage and patrimony. In this fashion, illuminated manuscripts are dynamic messages from our communal past that are still relevant today in fields like graphic design and typography. In this seven-week course, students will explore the material creation, content, and historical context of illuminated medieval European manuscripts. Students will acquire an introductory knowledge of their distinguishing characteristics, their cataloguing and periodization (when they were created), the methods utilized to produce them, and their historical context and value. Student achievement will be assessed using not only traditional multiple-choice quizzes, but more importantly will be evaluated based on individual student projects. In their final projects students will either (1) produce a board of commented images about medieval manuscripts or (2) prepare a physical manuscript using medieval methods. The best of these peer-evaluated projects will be posted on the Deciphering Secrets website, which is our collective citizen scholarship web presence that encourages and supports our global citizen scholars appreciation and contributions to transcription of medieval manuscripts. Finally, we wish to highlight that this course is an exciting international collaboration between the University of Colorado (USA) and Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain)....
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COURSE INTRODUCTION. INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL WORLD AND MANUSCRIPT STUDIES

Week #1...
Reading
15 vidéos (Total 114 min), 12 lectures, 4 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Meet Dr. Ana Belen Sanchez Prieto min
Meet Dr. Roger L. Martínez-Dávila min
Optional video: How everything started10 min
Week 1: Overview of Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean3 min
1.0b. Introduction to Manuscript Studies3 min
1.1. What is a Manuscript?10 min
1.2. What is an Illuminated Manuscript?9 min
1.3. Where do we Find Medieval Manuscripts?10 min
1.4. How do we Find Medieval Manuscripts?8 min
Project. 1. Introduction15 min
Facsimile editions of medieval manuscripts13 min
Handbooks and Lexicons10 min
Working with Medieval Manuscripts10 min
Wrap-Up to Unit 12 min
Reading12 lectures
Course Description10 min
Who Should Enroll?10 min
Learning Outcomes and Goals10 min
Teaching Methods and Approach10 min
Assessment: Assignments and Grading10 min
Nota para hispanohablantes (Notice for Spanish speakers)10 min
Medieval Europe and Its Siblings20 min
The Formation of Medieval Europe15 min
The Islamic World and Formation of Its First Caliphates10 min
Byzantium – Eastern Roman Empire10 min
1.0a. Introduction to Unit 1. Activities and Workflow10 min
Searching for a definition of "manuscript"10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Considering maps: What do they reveal?2 min
History: Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean16 min
Manuscript studies. Basic concepts20 min
Week
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6 heures pour terminer

MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN KINGDOMS (PART 1) AND WRITING SUPPORTS AND BOOK FORMATS

WEEK #2...
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 98 min), 10 lectures, 4 quiz
Video12 vidéos
2.0b.Writing Materials and Book Formats. Introduction3 min
2.1. Archaic Writing Materials9 min
2.2. Papyrus7 min
2.3. Parchment12 min
2.4. Paper10 min
2.5. Tablets9 min
2.6. Roll and Scroll11 min
2.7. Codex14 min
2.8. Archaic and Exotic Book Formats5 min
Project : Materials and Book Formats7 min
Wrap-up to Unit 22 min
Reading10 lectures
Creation of Medieval European Kingdoms5 min
Early Germanic Peoples5 min
The Vandals: A Brief Reference10 min
The Ostrogoths10 min
The Visigoths10 min
France and the Franks20 min
England and the Anglo-Saxons and Normans20 min
2.0a. Introduction to Unit 2. Activities and Workflow10 min
Ancient Scrolls Blackened by Vesuvius are Readable at Last10 min
The Birth of the Codex10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Thinking More About Historical Sources: France's Einhard and England's Bede2 min
Medieval Kingdoms - Part 116 min
Writing Materials and Book Formats20 min
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MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN KINGDOMS (PART 2) AND THE WRITING CASE AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CODEX

WEEK #3...
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 106 min), 7 lectures, 3 quiz
Video12 vidéos
3.0b. Introduction to Unit 34 min
3.1. The Writing Instruments9 min
3.2. Black Inks10 min
3.3. Colors (Part 1)9 min
3.4. Colors (Part 2)11 min
Bonus: Making a Lake Pigment11 min
3.5. The Quires9 min
3.6. Folding7 min
3.7. Working with the Quires12 min
Projects: The Writing Case and the Architecture of the Codex6 min
Wrap-Up to Unit 31 min
Reading7 lectures
Iberia: Christian and Islamic Kingdoms10 min
Cities: The Rise of Urban Centers10 min
Medieval Warfare10 min
Scholasticism: The Revival of Learning10 min
3.0a. Introduction to Unit 3. Activities and Workflow10 min
Some readings about medieval colours10 min
Some very interesting videos about paint and ink making10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Medieval Kingdoms - Part 212 min
Manuscript Studies20 min
Week
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A GLIMPSE OF SPAIN'S KING ALFONSO X "THE WISE" AND PREPARING THE PAGE FOR WRITING

WEEK #4...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 76 min), 7 lectures, 3 quiz
Video8 vidéos
4.0b. The Preparation of the Page. Introduction3 min
4.1. The "mise-en-page"19 min
4.2. Proportional Rectangles and Harmonic Surfaces14 min
4.3. Pricking11 min
4.4.Ruling11 min
Project4 min
Wrap-up to Unit 42 min
Reading7 lectures
King Alfonso X "The Wise" of Castile10 min
Las Cantigas de Santa Maria - The Canticles of Holy Mary10 min
Lecture: Las Siete Partidas: A Legal Code for Three Religions10 min
King Alfonso X and the Development of Spanish Universities10 min
4.0a. Introduction to Unit 4. Activities and Workflow10 min
Richard H. Rouse & Laura Light, Manuscript Production10 min
Some interesting readings about the mise-en-page10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
History Quiz: King Alfonso X "The Wise"8 min
Quiz Manuscript Studies20 min
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par KJan 27th 2018

An excellent overview of a complex subject , with the rare option to explore the practical skills involved in making manuscripts , and with a forward view of new research evolving IT makes possible.

par JSMay 5th 2017

fascinating subject. Excellent course whether you want to just learn about the history of the manuscripts or try creating some yourself. The Spanish professor is a real expert in the subject.

Enseignants

Dr. Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila

Associate Professor
History

Ana B. Sanchez-Prieto

Dr. in Medieval History, Dr. in Education Sciences
Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

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