Ideologia y cultura escrita en Armando Petrucci

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Antonio Castillo Gómez


As a paleographer and historian of written culture, Armando Petrucci always believed that the study of written testimony should provide answers to two essential questions: who writes and why do they do so. It follows that written culture usually reflects the ideology of the society that produces, uses, distributes and conserves it. Taking these as his premises, in this article I analyze the relations between ideology and written culture in Petrucci’s work from three angles: the materiality of writing as an expression and representation of political or cultural ideologies; the uneven distribution and social use as an effect of the prevailing logics of power; and the ideology that underlies the processes of written memorialization of different societies and historical stages.

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