Literacy in Medieval and Early Modern Scandinavian Culture

(The Viking Collection, Vol. 16)

By Pernille Hermann

Over recent decades the concept of literacy has been an important field of discussion in Medieval and Early Modern studies, and questions concerning the uses of literacy, the number of literates, differing writing systems, modes of communication and the interaction between orality and literacy have occupied researchers from various disciplines. The aim of this volume is to introduce Scandinavian literacy to the international field of research. On the one hand, to provide a basis that can contribute to a better general understanding of literacy. Because of the volume's interdisciplinary approach, a relatively wide range of material is invoked to illuminate the subject matter.

356 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788776740405