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Hardcover Voices on Birchbark: Everyday Communication in Medieval Russia Book

ISBN: 9004389407

ISBN13: 9789004389403

Voices on Birchbark: Everyday Communication in Medieval Russia

In Voices on Birchbark Jos Schaeken explores the major role that writing on birchbark - an ephemeral, even 'throw-away' form of correspondence and administration - played in the vibrant medieval merchant city of Novgorod and other cities in the Russian Northwest. Birchbark literacy was crucial to the organization of Novgorodian society; it was integrated into a huge variety of activities and had a broad social basis; it was used extensively by the...

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