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The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece (FutureLearn)

Jun 29th 2020
The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece (FutureLearn)
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Discover medieval Ireland using the Book of Kells, a ninth-century manuscript featuring the four gospels of the new testament. The Book of Kells manuscript, housed at Trinity College Dublin is world famous - it attracts almost one million visitors a year. But what can this book tell us about [...]
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The Medieval Icelandic Sagas (edX)

Learn about the Icelandic Sagas, the characteristic literary genre of Medieval Iceland comprising roughly 40 texts. The Medieval Icelandic Sagas is an introductory course on the single most characteristic literary genre of Medieval Iceland. Mainly written in the 13th century, the Icelandic Sagas are comprised of roughly 40 texts [...]
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The Birmingham Qur'an: Its Journey from the Islamic Heartlands (FutureLearn)

May 14th 2018
The Birmingham Qur'an: Its Journey from the Islamic Heartlands (FutureLearn)
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Explore the history and significance of the Birmingham Qur'an, and its journey from late Antiquity Middle East to contemporary UK. The Birmingham Qur’an is one of the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts. This course will explore the origins and the journey of the Birmingham Qur’an from the Islamic heartlands, the [...]
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Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Toledo (Spain) (edX)

Explore the medieval city of Toledo (Spain) and assess its history of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious and cultural coexistence. This course evaluates the medieval history of Toledo from the reign of King Alfonso “The Wise” (1252-1284) until the creation of the blood purity statutes in the [...]
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Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Burgos (Spain) (edX)

Explore the medieval city of Burgos (Spain) and assess its history of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious and cultural coexistence. This history course delves into the medieval history of the city of Burgos, from its inception in 884 c.e. as the homeland of the Spanish Kingdom of Castile and [...]
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The Book: Making and Meaning in the Medieval Manuscript (edX)

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The Book: Making and Meaning in the Medieval Manuscript (edX)
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Explore the process of creation, and the relationship between making and meaning, in the illuminated manuscripts of the western Middle Ages. As books “go digital,” we can appreciate what is gained in terms of convenience, accessibility and interconnectedness. However, we should also consider what is lost as texts [...]
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Print and Manuscript in Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East (1450-1650) (edX)

Learn how book printing first developed and shaped the modern book by examining some examples of rare materials from Harvard's collections.
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Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries, Part 2: Introduction to the Transitional Gothic Script (edX)

Get an introduction to European handwriting of the so-called “twelfth-century renaissance,” when manuscript production skyrocketed as never before.
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Digging Deeper: The Form and Function of Manuscripts (Stanford Online)

Digging Deeper: The Form and Function of Manuscripts introduces you to the way medieval manuscripts are interpreted, conserved, and disseminated today. The Digging Deeper team of scholars from Stanford and Cambridge shows how to analyze the function of manuscripts, the methods by which they are conserved, and the digital [...]
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Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts (Stanford Online)

Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts introduces you to the study of early text technologies, focusing principally on the medieval book, but covering other textual objects, too, such as scrolls and diplomata.
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