[Appel à communication] The Medieval Book Through the Lens of the Librarian – 7th European Congress of Medieval Studies, 6-9 septembre 2023, Bâle (date limite : 30 avril 2023)

A book is first of all a book, with a physical appearance, a title, and a content. The content is perhaps the part that most of all determines the book’s impact. But also the title and the physical appearance have their share, and perhaps also other aspects, such as the reputation of the author, the period in which the book was written, and the reception it received. The impact of these latter aspects is more difficult to trace, but they may produce a recognized quality, an aura that materializes itself when books come together in a physical or imaginary room, when they have to compete for identification and differentiation. One such room is the medieval library with its ordered system of bookshelves and bookcases. Here, both content and aura guide the librarian when giving a call number to the book, when putting it together with other works in a convolute, or when naming it in the catalogue.

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Laurent Gallet (2023, 3 avril). [Appel à communication] The Medieval Book Through the Lens of the Librarian – 7th European Congress of Medieval Studies, 6-9 septembre 2023, Bâle (date limite : 30 avril 2023). Les moissons d'hypothèses. Consulté le 19 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/rled

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