From Memory to Written Record: England – Michael Clanchy is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Historyat the Institute of Historical. : From Memory to Written Record: England – ( ): Michael T. Clanchy: Books. CLANCHY, From Memory to Written Record: England, –

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Note that I read the older edition and don’t know where his conclusions have changed.

Another nice thing is Clanchy’s reminder that literacy isn’t necessarily a mark of cultural superiority or improvement in education. Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition September 11, Language: Request permission to reuse content from this site.

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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. THIS is what I find fascinating. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He is the author of the populartextbook England and its Rulers — third edition,and Abelard: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

This extremely influential work is foundational for the current understanding of the role of writing in mediaeval western Europe. From Memory to Written Record is an exploration of the shift in culture during that part of the middle ages in England from a reliance on memory to an increasing use of written records.


Henry rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Sign In Forgot password? England – Michael T. So strong is the book’s reputation that the author has been allowed to thoroughly revise and reissue it twice, something publishers tend only to do with the very most important books in their field. Pick whichever form of literacy suits you best. View all 8 comments. From Memory to Written Record: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This work has long been known to scholars as a pioneering and classic study in how, following the Norman Conquest, England gradually became a society in which bureaucracy and literacy among the elite developed to a degree unknown almost everywhere else in Europe at the time. It is impossible toconvey its range or the variety of its implications, but it ispossible to insist on its importance. It takes in language ie languages of record and writing as opposed to spoken languagesthe court system, government and administration.

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Clanchy Limited preview – From Memory to Written Record: Practical literacy for the all people was writtfn really a thing until the s or so, but it’s become so entrenched in the way that we think about things and about the way we define what makes an educated individual that reading this book is a really fascinating and eye-opening experience.

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From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 – 1307

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Start reading From Memory to Written Record: Lukanko rated it it was amazing Jan 11, It gave me the impression that Clanchy doesn’t trust the reader to recall what was written just five pages before which may indicate at least a subconscious awareness on Clanchy’s part of the often confusing structure of, not just the sentences, but the arrangement of the arguments. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

These changes preserve the coherence of theoriginal argument whilst also ensuring the book remains current fora new generation of scholars and students.

You should read this book. The practise of forging Papal documents was not unknown – but the medieval Papacy had no bureaucratic means of assessing the authenticity writfen any document that purported to be a genuine Papal Bull.