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, Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library. This course includes a practical initiation to Latin paleography, with emphasis on working with manuscripts in the Houghton collection that focus on sermons and saints; identifying and transcribing their contents for the library catalogue; and establishing a related bibliography. Frequent student presentations on manuscripts and research projects. Prerequisite: completion of one year of Latin 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

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Wed 1pm-4pm
Rockefeller Hall Room 115

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
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) Content language course