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Description - The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages by Albrecht Classen

These essays explore the cultural significance of writing, reading and the book in the Middle Ages, and argues for an understanding of medieval cultures as combinations of oral and literary expressions. Essays explore the representation of books and reading in art, literature and iconography and the philosophical and religious significance of reading and literacy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815332305
ISBN-10: 0815332300
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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