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Approx. 55 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
7 hours to complete

COURSE INTRODUCTION. INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL WORLD AND MANUSCRIPT STUDIES

Week #1...
15 videos (Total 114 min), 12 readings, 4 quizzes
15 videos
Meet Dr. Ana Belen Sanchez Prieto39s
Meet Dr. Roger L. Martínez-Dávila29s
Optional video: How everything started10m
Week 1: Overview of Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean3m
1.0b. Introduction to Manuscript Studies3m
1.1. What is a Manuscript?10m
1.2. What is an Illuminated Manuscript?9m
1.3. Where do we Find Medieval Manuscripts?10m
1.4. How do we Find Medieval Manuscripts?8m
Project. 1. Introduction15m
Facsimile editions of medieval manuscripts13m
Handbooks and Lexicons10m
Working with Medieval Manuscripts10m
Wrap-Up to Unit 12m
12 readings
Course Description10m
Who Should Enroll?10m
Learning Outcomes and Goals10m
Teaching Methods and Approach10m
Assessment: Assignments and Grading10m
Nota para hispanohablantes (Notice for Spanish speakers)10m
Medieval Europe and Its Siblings20m
The Formation of Medieval Europe15m
The Islamic World and Formation of Its First Caliphates10m
Byzantium – Eastern Roman Empire10m
1.0a. Introduction to Unit 1. Activities and Workflow10m
Searching for a definition of "manuscript"10m
3 practice exercises
Considering maps: What do they reveal?2m
History: Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean16m
Manuscript studies. Basic concepts20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

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

WEEK #2...
12 videos (Total 98 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
2.0b.Writing Materials and Book Formats. Introduction3m
2.1. Archaic Writing Materials9m
2.2. Papyrus7m
2.3. Parchment12m
2.4. Paper10m
2.5. Tablets9m
2.6. Roll and Scroll11m
2.7. Codex14m
2.8. Archaic and Exotic Book Formats5m
Project : Materials and Book Formats7m
Wrap-up to Unit 22m
10 readings
Creation of Medieval European Kingdoms5m
Early Germanic Peoples5m
The Vandals: A Brief Reference10m
The Ostrogoths10m
The Visigoths10m
France and the Franks20m
England and the Anglo-Saxons and Normans20m
2.0a. Introduction to Unit 2. Activities and Workflow10m
Ancient Scrolls Blackened by Vesuvius are Readable at Last10m
The Birth of the Codex10m
3 practice exercises
Thinking More About Historical Sources: France's Einhard and England's Bede2m
Medieval Kingdoms - Part 116m
Writing Materials and Book Formats20m
4 hours to complete

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

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2 quizzes
Week
3
4 hours to complete

MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN KINGDOMS (PART 2) AND THE WRITING CASE AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CODEX

WEEK #3...
12 videos (Total 106 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
3.0b. Introduction to Unit 34m
3.1. The Writing Instruments9m
3.2. Black Inks10m
3.3. Colors (Part 1)9m
3.4. Colors (Part 2)11m
Bonus: Making a Lake Pigment11m
3.5. The Quires9m
3.6. Folding7m
3.7. Working with the Quires12m
Projects: The Writing Case and the Architecture of the Codex6m
Wrap-Up to Unit 31m
7 readings
Iberia: Christian and Islamic Kingdoms10m
Cities: The Rise of Urban Centers10m
Medieval Warfare10m
Scholasticism: The Revival of Learning10m
3.0a. Introduction to Unit 3. Activities and Workflow10m
Some readings about medieval colours10m
Some very interesting videos about paint and ink making10m
2 practice exercises
Medieval Kingdoms - Part 212m
Manuscript Studies20m
4 hours to complete

MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN KINGDOMS (PART 2) AND THE WRITING CASE AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CODEX: Lesson Choices

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2 quizzes
Week
4
3 hours to complete

A GLIMPSE OF SPAIN'S KING ALFONSO X "THE WISE" AND PREPARING THE PAGE FOR WRITING

WEEK #4...
8 videos (Total 76 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
4.0b. The Preparation of the Page. Introduction3m
4.1. The "mise-en-page"19m
4.2. Proportional Rectangles and Harmonic Surfaces14m
4.3. Pricking11m
4.4.Ruling11m
Project4m
Wrap-up to Unit 42m
7 readings
King Alfonso X "The Wise" of Castile10m
Las Cantigas de Santa Maria - The Canticles of Holy Mary10m
Lecture: Las Siete Partidas: A Legal Code for Three Religions10m
King Alfonso X and the Development of Spanish Universities10m
4.0a. Introduction to Unit 4. Activities and Workflow10m
Richard H. Rouse & Laura Light, Manuscript Production10m
Some interesting readings about the mise-en-page10m
2 practice exercises
History Quiz: King Alfonso X "The Wise"8m
Quiz Manuscript Studies20m
4 hours to complete

A GLIMPSE OF SPAIN'S KING ALFONSO X "THE WISE" AND PREPARING THE PAGE FOR WRITING: Lesson Choices

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2 quizzes
Week
5
5 hours to complete

PALEOGRAPHY AND A HISTORICAL CASE STUDY AND WRITING THE CODEX

WEEK #5...
11 videos (Total 112 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Digital Narration of the "La Mota" Case Study12m
5.0. Introduction to Unit 54m
5.1.Copying and Copyists15m
5.2. Writing Analysis5m
5.3. The Cycles of Latin Writing (Part 1)12m
5.4. The Cycles of Latin Writing (Part 2)8m
Bonus: Meet Marius the Copyist29m
Project for unit 55m
Ductus, Angle and Weight (Project bonus)9m
Wrap-Up to Unit 51m
10 readings
Exploring Paleography and Making Discoveries10m
Paleography: The study of ancient handwriting10m
Introduction to Paleography: Handwriting from the 13th Century20m
Case Study Overview: “La Mota”: A Christian Assumes Ownership over Jewish Homes, circa 141620m
Youtube.com high resolution version of the digital narration13m
5.0a. Introduction to Unit 5. Activities and Workflow10m
Michelle Brown, A Guide to Western Historical Scripts, from Antiquity to 160010m
Mark H. Smith & Laura Light, Script10m
Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography Collection of Transcription Exercises on Mediaeval Documents10m
Edward Maunde Thompson, Handbook of Greek and Latin Palaeography10m
2 practice exercises
Medieval History: Paleography and A Historical Case Study16m
Manuscript Studies20m
4 hours to complete

PALEOGRAPHY AND A HISTORICAL CASE STUDY AND WRITING THE CODEX: Lesson Choices

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2 quizzes
Week
6
4 hours to complete

EXPLORING THE GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES AND ONLINE COLLECTIONS AND CODEX DECORATION

WEEK #6...
9 videos (Total 109 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
6.0b. Introduction to Unit 63m
6.1. Technical Procedures13m
6.2. Writing Turned in Ornament16m
6.3. The Illustrations and their Relation to the Text23m
6.4. Initial Decoration10m
6.5. Marginal Decoration19m
Project: Decoration6m
Wrap-Up to Unit 61m
7 readings
Exploring the "Global Middle Ages"30m
Exploring Spain's Online Manuscript and Museum Collections10m
Internet-Based Spanish Primary Sources10m
6.0a. Introduction to Unit 6. Activities and Workflow10m
Susan L'Engle and Ariane Bergeron-Foote, Law10m
Laura Light, Women and the Book in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance10m
Other readings about manuscripts decoration10m
2 practice exercises
Medieval History: The Global Middle Ages2m
Manuscript Studies20m
4 hours to complete

EXPLORING THE GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES AND ONLINE COLLECTIONS AND CODEX DECORATION: Lesson Choices

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2 quizzes
Week
7
2 hours to complete

BOOKBINDING AND COURSE COMPLETION

WEEK #7...
7 videos (Total 66 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
7.1.The Parts of a Book Binding13m
The Evolution of Bookbinding (Part 1)13m
The Evolution of Bookbinding (Part 2)17m
Project: Book binding5m
Wrap-Up to Unit 72m
Join Deborah, Roger and Ana in the discussion about future projects9m
5 readings
Week 7: Overview2m
7.0a. Introduction to Unit 7. Activities and Workflow10m
Binding and the Archaeology of Medieval and Renaissance Book10m
More readings about bookbinding10m
Farewell2m
1 practice exercise
Manuscript Studies. Bookbinding20m
4 hours to complete

BOOKBINDING AND COURSE COMPLETION: Lesson Choices

Choice 1: (one of both projects is required) | Choice 2: (one of both projects is requireded)...
2 quizzes
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By 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.

By 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.

Instructors

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Dr. Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila

Associate Professor
History
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Ana B. Sanchez-Prieto

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

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