Touati Houari et Ronconi Filippo
The projet consists in the organization of an international symposium (autumn 2018) and in the pulication of 10 entries in the Encyclopedia of Mediterranean Humanism. It is the second step of a three-phase research program, the first step having come to conclusion in 2017. The present project focuses on the written heritage, analyzed on the basis of five key-notions (document, book, archives, collection and library). These notions will be conceived as tools for focusing on cultural interactions among the civilizations speaking Byzantine Greek, Latin, Arabic and Syriac languages, and sharing the Mediterranean space.
The chosen approach will be based on the study of (a) scribal pratices (from the paleographic and codilogical point of view) ; (b) the methods of producing and performing texts (génétique des tgextes and reading practices) and (c) the way books are preserved and transmitted (history of archives, collections and library).
The goal will be to identify of both convergence and divergence between these civilizations, considered as components of a common field of interconnected cultural forces.
The analysis will be focused on the period between the 6th and 9th centuries. The specialities concerned will be paleography, papyrology, codicology and diplomatics.