Das serbische Kanzleiwesen. Die Herausforderung der digitalen Diplomatik

Živojinović, Dragić and Vujošević, Žarko and Porčić, Nebojša (2014) Das serbische Kanzleiwesen. Die Herausforderung der digitalen Diplomatik. In: Digital Diplomatics: The Computer as a Tool for the Diplomatist? Böhlau Verlag, Köln, pp. 133-147. ISBN 978–3–412–22280–2

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At a time when digital information technologies are increasingly entering the field of processing and presentation of documentary heritage, Serbian diplomatics still has not published its comparatively modest corpus of medieval documents within one all-encompassing collection. The question therefore arises as to whether it would be better to shift the efforts aimed at producing a traditional printed edition towards producing a digital one. Simple, quick and reliable access to digitised data would considerably enhance the use of diplomatic sources in research of almost all aspects of medieval Serbian past. Most importantly for Serbian diplomatics as a scholarly discipline, this born digital project would give strong encouragement to dealing with the inadequately studied key issues relating to the functioning of the chancery, that is, the process of document creation. Fitted into separate cross-searchable fields of a digital database, the ample and diverse information about diplomatic features of Serbian charters would enable a comprehensive inductive study of the actual degree of bureaucratic formalisation of Serbian documents. Through this, it should be possible to establish whether they were indeed products of a system, represented by an institution commonly termed ‘the chancery’, or improvisation and ad hoc solutions typical of medieval society

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medieval Serbia, charters, Royal chancery, diplomatics, digital diplomatics, born digital
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 12:33
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 12:05
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/569

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