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The written and the world in early medieval Iberia

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The written was the world of early medieval Iberia. Literacy was limited, but textuality was extensive, in the authority conferred on text and the arrangements made to use it. Roman inheritance is manifest, in documentary and legal culture, engendering literate expectations which define the period; continuity across conquest by Visigoths and Arabs, and the weakness of states in the north of the Peninsula, must lay to rest the traditional coupling of literacy with politics which underlies t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:55845223-42de-49d0-b407-b25c88f367eb
Local pid:
ora:12101

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