Scrineum Rivista <p class="journalHp"><img class="copertina" style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;" src="/public/journals/32/journalThumbnail_it_IT.jpg" alt="SC_Cover" width="200"></p> <p><em><strong>Scrineum </strong></em>is an open access on-line journal founded in 2003 by a group of scholars of Diplomatics, Palaeography and Codicology belonging to several Italian Universities. Its scientific focus lies on the history of the written culture from the Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages and includes the history of the book, of documentation and of writing in the Greek East and the Latin West. An interdisciplinary approach to similar topics concerning Modern History and non-European cultures is promoted. Scrineum publishes double-blind peer-reviewed original articles in the main languages of international scientific communication. It is a “class A journal” (Italian ANVUR classification) encouraging submissions by both well-established and young researchers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Editor-in-Chief: <strong>Laura Pani</strong>,&nbsp;Università di Udine, Italy</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img src="" width="124" height="111"></p> <p><strong>Scrineum Rivista</strong> is indexed in:</p> <table align="center"> <tbody align="center"> <tr> <td align="center" width="170"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/Classe_A2.png" alt="logo ANVUR" height="90"></td> <td align="center" width="170"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/DOAJ_logo.jpg" alt="DOAJ Logo" height="90"></td> <td align="center" width="170"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/ebsco.png" alt="EBSCO logo" height="90"></td> <td align="center" width="170"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/logo_Ulrichs1.png" alt="Ulrichs Logol" height="90"></td> <td align="center" width="170"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/Screen_Shot_2018-01-08_at_16.12___.17___.png" alt="ERIHPLUS_Logo" height="90"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Edizioni Università di Cassino en-US Scrineum Rivista 1128-5656 <p>Authors retain the copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a&nbsp;<strong>Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CC-BY-4.0</a>)</strong>&nbsp;that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="license noopener"><img src="" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br>This work is licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="license noopener">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a></p> Communes et omnibus notas. Sulla relazione tra litterae communes e rudimenta litterarum fra età tardoantica e precarolingia <p>This paper focuses on the interrelated meanings of the expression <em>litterae communes</em> as attested in different types of sources. One group of texts includes a law issued by the emperors Valentinian and Valens and one of the Justinian’s novels; here <em>litterae communes</em> is employed to refer to the minuscule writing system of the new Roman cursive, which was widespread in documentary practices outside the imperial chancery and, more generally, in current uses since the 4th century onwards. Another type of sources comprises pedagogical-grammatical texts from Late Antiquity to early Middle Ages, where the expression <em>litterae communes</em> relates to the <em>rudimenta litterarum</em> that could be learnt through primary education. The convergence point between these seemingly different meanings lies in the letterforms used for teaching/learning writing, as revealed by the comparison between the graphic models at the basis of elementary writings and the scripts employed for pragmatic purposes from Late Antiquity to Precarolingian Age.</p> Maria Boccuzzi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-12-30 2021-12-30 18 1 7 66 10.6093/1128-5656/8713 «Tῆς αὐτοχείρου γραφῆς». Scrittura e libri nell’epistolario di Teodoro Studita <p>The epistolary collection of Theodore the Studite (759-826), although incomplete, counts more than 500 letters, which prove to be a fundamental resource for reconstructing the life and activity of the famous iconodule. Surprisingly enough, the letters have never been considered for investigating the graphic activity of Theodore and the monks of the Constantinopolitan <em>coenobium</em> of Studios. The present contribution tries to remedy this lack, proposing some reflections on the compositional practices typical of the Studite abbot and his addressees, on the ways in which they exchanged letters and their literary works, on the material aspects of writing and on the books they read.</p> Nina Sietis ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-12-30 2021-12-30 18 1 67 108 10.6093/1128-5656/8663 Quels sont les ancêtres des bibles portatives? Enquête sur les bibles de petite taille antérieures au XIIIe siècle <p>The article studies the codicological and textual features of seven complete Latin Bibles (pandects) dating to the second half of the 12<sup>th</sup> century and of different origins (England, France and southern Italy) and places their production within that of complete medieval bibles. During the 12<sup>th</sup> century the majority of Bibles are large manuscripts, often in two or three volumes, while these specimens are significantly smaller than the average. They represent the first attempts to produce Bibles in a handy format and probably intended for personal reading. The article focuses on the pandects’ layout and compares the different strategies implemented to reduce the size while preserving readability. It attempts to assess whether these manuscripts are a prelude to the production of portable bibles of the 13<sup>th</sup> century.</p> Chiara Ruzzier ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-12-30 2021-12-30 18 1 109 148 10.6093/1128-5656/8669 La carta e lo zig-zag. Testimonianze inedite nei più antichi registri notarili dell’Italia centro-settentrionale <p><span lang="EN-US">This paper focuses on a rarely attested codicological trait: the relevant presence of zig-zag on 13<sup>th</sup> century paper. The results are based on the examination of a large <em>corpus</em> of 227 notarial registers begun during the 13<sup>th</sup> century. The registers, kept in the State Archives of nine cities in Northern and Central Italy (Arezzo, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena), have been studied from a codicological perspective.</span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">The quantity of registers composed of paper sheets is striking: 188 codicological units out of 227 (contained in 120 registers). Interesting details have emerged from the analysis of the paper, in particular, the number of copies whose paper contains a zig-zag, still an uncommon sign, is surprising: 21 codicological units out of 188. </span></p> <p>The analyzed units reveal a significant presence of zig-zag within the paper registers set up by Italian notaries during the 13th century, starting at an earlier date than usually assumed. Furthermore, an exhaustive examination of additional details, such as distance between chain lines, shape and dimensions, revealed a complex scenario where our data is sometimes in contrast with common knowledge.</p> Matilde Silla Sgarbi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-12-30 2021-12-30 18 1 149 176 10.6093/1128-5656/8668 Sul S. Pantaleo 8 della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma: una miscellanea dantesca di metà Trecento <p>The article discusses the MS S. Pantaleo 8, a remarkable collection of Dante’s works now kept at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Rome. By investigating how the manuscript was prepared, and on the basis of the eight different writings of the scribes who copied the texts, as well as of the work of the three illuminators involved in the decoration of the book, the author suggests that the manuscript might have been copied around the mid-14<sup>th</sup> century either in eastern Tuscany or in Umbria.</p> Maddalena Signorini ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-12-30 2021-12-30 18 1 177 202 10.6093/1128-5656/8736