Welcome to Hist 6820:
Writing and Reckoning in the Middle Ages, 1000-1300.
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This course examines the impact of literacy and numeracy on ideas and behavior in the high Middle Ages. It will consider broad changes in record-keeping, the use of written instruments, and the creation of archives and also examine particular types of documents and explore their uses by medieval people and modern historians in a series of case studies. Some treatment given to related subjects such as memory, orality, law, and fiscality.