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Verborgen, unsichtbar, unlesbar – zur Problematik restringierter Schriftpräsenz

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110353587 9783110370836 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: viii, 245 DOI: 10.1515/9783110353587 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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From the perspective of early modernity, the presence of writing is linked to its visibility and legibility. This may be a questionable assumption, and it was especially problematic for writers in the premodern era, for whom concealment and veiling played such an important role. The aim of this book is to critically examine the category of the “restricted presence of writing,” from an interdisciplinary and transcultural perspective.

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Invisibility --- writing

Sacred Scripture / Sacred Space. The Interlacing of Real Places and Conceptual Spaces in Medieval Art and Architecture

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110629156 Year: Volume: 23 Pages: 404 DOI: 10.1515/9783110629156 Language: English / German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Thirteen papers on different subjects, focussing on writings and inscriptions in medieval art, explore the faculty of writing to create and determine spaces and to generate the sacred by the display of holy scripture. The subjects range from book illumination over wall painting, mosaics, sculpture, and church interiors to inscriptions on portals and façades.

Zeichentragende Artefakte im sakralen Raum. Zwischen Präsenz und UnSichtbarkeit

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110619928 Year: Volume: 20 Pages: 374 DOI: 10.1515/9783110619928 Language: German, English
Publisher: De Gruyter
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Sign-bearing artifacts are immanent elements of sacred spaces in many cultures. Often, one encounters a phenomenon there that might be described as deliberate “invisibility,” the conscious “concealment” of artefacts and writing. The volume examines this interplay of presence and invisibility using the example of sign-bearing artefacts in sacral spaces in various religions in the Near East and Europe.

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