97. HISTORY IN FLAMES: THE FATE OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS

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97. HISTORY IN FLAMES: THE FATE OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
Ali Ansari, Robert Bartlett
Saturday 29th June 10:00 (60 Min)
Stove Tent by Viking
To what extent does our knowledge of the past rely upon written sources? And what happens when these sources are destroyed? Focusing on the manuscripts of the Middle Ages, Robert Bartlett, Professor Emeritus at the University of St Andrews, explores the political and military events that preceded the moment of destruction of great historical archives and discusses the heroic efforts made by scholars and archivists to preserve what was left. He reminds us that historical knowledge rests on material remains, and that these remains are fragile and precious.
Event Theme: Society
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