MI Working Group (Religion & Pluralism in the Medieval Mediterranean): Dr. Julian Yolles (Publishing Manager at Brepols), "Manuscript Culture Exchange in Outremer: Some Methodological Considerations"


Location: Hesburgh 715J & Zoom (View on map.nd.edu)

Please join us for the fourth and final meeting this term of the Religion & Pluralism in the Medieval Mediterranean working group. Julian Yolles (Publishing Manager at Brepols) will give a talk titled "Manuscript Culture Exchange in Outremer: Some Methodological Considerations."

Dr. Yolles has provided the following abstract for his talk:

This talk critically examines methodologies for studying manuscript culture exchanges in Outremer, with a focus on the Frankish sources. In a few short case studies (on manuscript illumination at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, on the translators Stephen the Philosopher and Philip of Tripoli, and on the Damascus Qubbat al-khazna), I advocate taking advantage of the full implications of “manuscript culture” as a heuristic device for interpreting both the manuscript and textual evidence from Outremer, while exploring some complications that arise when attempting to document the meeting of two or more manuscript cultures.

Dr. Julian Yolles has published on Latin literary culture in the medieval Levant, on medieval Latin narratives concerning the life of Muhammad and the origins of Islam, and on medieval Latin-Arabic translation methods. He is a publishing manager for Corpus Christianorum and Brepols Publishers.

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Please contact Francisco Cintron with any questions you have about this event.