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Papier im mittelalterlichen Europa. Herstellung und Gebrauch

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISBN: 9783110371413 9783110412987 Year: Volume: 7 Pages: vi, 330 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371413 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Researchers view the switch from parchment to paper as an essential condition for the rapid rise in literacy in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. The first part of this volume focuses on medieval paper production in the mill districts in Northern Italy, Southwestern Germany, and Belgium. The second part examines the displacement of parchment by paper in administration and in book culture.

Schriftträger - Textträger. Zur materialen Präsenz des Geschriebenen in frühen Gesellschaften

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110371345 9783110412970 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: viii, 274 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371345 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume seeks to explore new interpretive approaches to textual sources from past cultures that emphasize their materiality and praxeology. The focus of inquiry is on the relationship between the text and its material carriers and on the influence of material forms on the creation, presence, and reception of what is written.

Written Culture in a Colonial Context

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ISBN: 9781919895260 9781919899167 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628137 Language: English
Publisher: UCT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100293
Subject: History --- Migration
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There is very little in the modern literature on the history of written culture that describes the specific practices related to writing that were anchored in colonial contexts. It was not just ships, soldiers, missionaries and settlers that drove the process of European expansion from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The circulation of images, manuscripts and books between different continents played a key role too. The introduction and appropriation of writing into societies without alphabets was a major factor in changing the very function and meaning of written culture. This book explores the extent to which the types of written information that resulted during colonial expansion shaped the numerous and complex processes of cultural exchange from the 16th century onwards in Africa and the Americas.

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