The teaching is organized as follows:
The module intends to put attending students in a position to date, read, interpret and examine the main forms of manuscript testimonies in the Latin alphabet (libraries, documentaries, epigraphs) of the classical age, the late antique and the early Middle Ages. The course aims to give knowledge about a specific kind of archives and documents in relation to the context in which they were produced, to the bureaucratic order and to the relevant legislation.
In the course will be analyzed, by means of texts reading and commentary, the chief typologies of books and charters production between the Late Antique and the Middle Ages, with special attention to relations between documental practice, laws and justice. An adequate knowledge of institutional medieval history and latin is required.
P. Cherubini, A. Pratesi, Paleografia latina. L'avventura grafica del mondo occidentale, Città del Vaticano, 2010 (Littera Antiqua, 16)
A. Petrucci, Prima lezione di paleografia, Roma-Bari, 2011
Main themes of the course are: The archival arrangement: main principles, historical aspects, fonds definition, periodization, relationship between the fonds and the creator of the records. The archival description: main principles, methods, representation models, international standards; finding aids. The ICT role in the field of historical archives.
- M. Guercio, P. Carucci, Manuale di archivistica, Roma, Carocci, 2008
- L. Giuva, S. Vitali, I. Zanni Rosiello, Il potere degli archivi. Usi del passato e difesa dei diritti nella società contemporanea, Milano, B. Mondadori, 2007
Special schedules for not regular attenders have to be drawn with the teacher.
MM: PALEOGRAFIA (M)
The final will be an oral exam in two steps. 1. Read, date and locate a classical or medieval sample of script; 2. Oral test on the history of latin handwriting (400 b.C. - 1500 a.D.)
MM: ARCHIVISTICA (M)
The oral examination aims at evaluating the student's knowledge, with special reference to the cases of study discussed during the lectures and to the general aspects of archive keeping (cf. the Companions in the Syllabus). The oral examination aims at evaluating the student's knowledge, with special reference to the the cases of study discussed during the lectures (above all the topic of relationship between archives and Authorities); general knowledge of the companions in use will be checked, as well.