HDS 2223

Latin Paleography and Manuscript Culture: Seminar

Beverly M. Kienzle


An introduction to Latin manuscripts and the historical and cultural context of their production and use. Taught in collaboration with William Stoneman, Librarian, Houghton Library. This course includes a practical initiation to Latin paleography, with visits to Houghton and opportunities to work with both actual manuscripts and facsimiles of famous manuscripts, practice in transcribing previously unedited texts, and discussion of problems in textual criticism. Student presentations on research projects. Prerequisite: completion of an intermediate Latin course or the equivalent. All classes will be held in Houghton Library.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Medieval Studies 202


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Wed 1pm-4pm
HU Houghton Library

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religion, Literature, and Culture
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course