A Study in Written and Visual Literacy and Orality
British Library 2011
Hardback 184pp Illustrated
9780712358286   Product Code: 19811
What was the significane of the book as both an insrtument of social change and preserver of tradition in Britain between late Roman antiquity and the time of the Norman Conquest? What does 'literacy' mean in this period? Brown examines contemporary books, runic inscriptions and legal documents to analyse social perceptions of relationships between words and images, the generation and reception of books within 'communities of reading' and the establishment of great Anglo-Saxon libraries.