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Please join the History Department on Friday, October 27, at 12:30pm in Welles 26, for a talk by Dr. Yvonne Seale. Entitled "Spilled Ink, Feuding Monks, and the Field Where Big Steve Died: The Making of a Medieval Book", the talk will be on Dr. Seale's recent publication, The Cartulary of Prémontré, which was published this summer by the University of Toronto Press.
Dr. Seale will speak about the origins of her book project, her research process, and what the materiality of a medieval manuscript can tell us about the past. The thirteenth-century cartulary of the abbey of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Prémontré is one of the few manuscripts to survive from this important northern French monastery. Offering a window into daily life in the Middle Ages and to contemporary documentary practices, the cartulary of Prémontré is a rich source for the socio-economic and religious history of the Picardy and Champagne regions during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
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