Books Before Print Exploring Medieval Manuscript Culture

Heftet / 2018 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781942401629
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
Arc Medieval Press
Aldersnivå
06, 08, P, UF
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
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248
Høyde
234 mm
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156 mm
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Books Before Print Exploring Medieval Manuscript Culture

Heftet / 2018 / Engelsk
This beautifully illustrated book provides an accessible introduction to the medieval manuscript and what it can tell us about the world in which it was made and used. Captured in the materiality of manuscripts are the data enabling us to make sense of the preferences and habits of the individuals who made up medieval society. With short chapters grouped under thematic headings, Books Before Print shows how we may tap into the evidence and explores how manuscripts can act as a vibrant and versatile tool to understand the deep historical roots of human interaction with written information. It highlights extraordinary continuities between medieval book culture and modern-world communication, as witnessed in medieval pop-up books, posters, speech bubbles, book advertisements, and even sticky notes.
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This beautifully illustrated book provides an accessible introduction to the medieval manuscript and explores how its materiality can act as a vibrant and versatile tool to understand the deep historical roots of human interaction with written information.
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[-]General Introduction[-]Filling the Page: Script, Writing, and Page Design[-]Introduction[-]1. Medieval Script[-]2. Cracking Codes: Abbreviations in Medieval Script[-]3. The Empty Part of the Page[-]4. Footnotes Before Print[-]5. The First Page of the Manuscript[-]6. The Last Page of the Manuscript[-]Enhancing the Manuscript: Binding and Decoration[-]Introduction[-]7. Dressing Up the Manuscript[-]8. Hugging a Manuscript[-]9. Judging a Book by its Cover[-]10. Mary Had a Little Book[-]11. Drawing with Words[-]12. Speech Bubbles[-]13. Model Books[-]Reading in Context: Annotations, Bookmarks, and Libraries[-]Introduction[-]14. Getting Personal in the Margin[-]15. Helping Hands on the Page[-]16. Smart Bookmarks[-]17. Location, Location[-]18. Combating Book Theft[-]The Margins of Manuscript Culture[-]Introduction[-]19. The Incredible Expandable Book[-]20. Books on a Diet[-]21. Books on a Stick[-]22. Slips, Strips, and Scraps: Messaging[-]23. Slips, Strips, and Scraps: Scholarly Notes[-]24. Medieval Name Tags[-]25. Posters Before Print[-]26. Medieval Book Apps[-]Contextualizing the Medieval Manuscript[-]Introduction[-]27. Where are the Scriptoria?[-]28. Desktops[-]29. Second-Hand Books Before Print[-]30. Manuscripts on the Move[-]31. The Skinny on Bad Parchment[-]32. Destroying Medieval Books (and Why That's Useful)[-]Epilogue: The Legacy of the Medieval Book[-]Recommended Reading[-]Bibliography[-]Index
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Kwakkel is to be applauded for what he has achieved, but then he always is at his very best when enthusing others about the myriad surprises that medieval manuscripts can reveal. If this book is not a staple of book history curricula within the next few years, I shall be astonished. -- Leah Tether * Plekos 21 (2019): 225-28 (URL: http://www.plekos.uni-muenchen.de/2019/r-kwakkel.pdf) *
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Erik Kwakkel is a historian of the medieval book and occupies the Scaliger Chair at Leiden University.[-]
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9781942401629
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
Arc Medieval Press
Aldersnivå
06, 08, P, UF
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
248
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Se alle
Forfatter