Information and its retrieval

Karn, Nicholas (2011) Information and its retrieval. In, Crick, Julia and Van Houts, E.M.C. (eds.) A Social History of England, 900–1200. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 373-380.


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This piece is a critique of Michael Clanchy’s From Memory to Written Record, commissioned for and written as part of an undergraduate textbook. Its main points are to criticize Clanchy’s view of the relationship between orality and literacy, in line with more recent research, and also to question the close relationship which he draws between writing and preserving documents, and which underpins his view of the uses of writing in the central middle ages.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9780521713238 (paperback)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 79942
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:02

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