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The Arts and Crafts of Literacy. Islamic Manuscript Cultures in Sub-Saharan Afric

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISSN: 2365-970X ISBN: 9783110541441 9783110541649 Year: Volume: 12 Pages: x, 367 DOI: 10.1515/9783110541441 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Philosophy --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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During the last two decades, the (re-)discovery of thousands of manuscripts in different regions of sub-Saharan Africa has questioned the long-standing approach of Africa as a continent only characterized by orality and legitimately assigned to the continent the status of a civilization of written literacy.However, most of the existing studies mainly aim at serving literary and historical purposes, and focus only on the textual dimension of the manuscripts. This book advances on the contrary a holistic approach to the study of these manuscripts and gather contributions on the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. the materials, the technologies, the practices and the communities involved in the production, commercialization, circulation, preservation and consumption.The originality of this book is found in its methodological approach as well as its comparative geographic focus, presenting studies on a continental scale, including regions formerly neglected by existing scholarship, provides a unique opportunity to expand our still scanty knowledge of the different manuscript cultures that the African continent has developed and that often can still be considered as living traditions.

The Gospel according to Mark in two Latin Mixed-text Manuscripts (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Vetus Latina ISBN: 9783451311031 9783451311031 Year: Pages: 16-58 DOI: 10.1484/J.RB.5.110621 Language: English
Publisher: Herder Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion
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Two late eighth-century Latin gospel books have recently been identified as witnesses to the pre-Vulgate text of the Gospel according to John. In this article, their text of Mark is analysed and shown also to contain significant Old Latin material notwithstanding their general affiliation to the Vulgate. VL 11A (Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek M.p.th.f. 67) has an unaltered Old Latin portion between Mark 10:30 and 11:5 and earlier readings throughout the manuscript. There are a number of unique or poorly-attested variants, including de publico in 7:4 and cum omni sollicitudine in Mark 14:44 which may give some clues about the origin of the text. VL 9A (St Petersburg, National Library of Russia F.v.I.8) has a mixed text with a significant proportion of Old Latin readings in Mark 10-14. Some of these are only paralleled by VL 1 (Codex Bobiensis) and represent a very early Latin version. In certain introductions to direct speech, this is the only Latin witness which corresponds to the earliest Greek form of text. It is also suggested that the Durham Gospels (or a closely related manuscript) may have been used to adjust VL 9A towards the Vulgate. A critical apparatus is provided for Mark in each manuscript.

Indic Manuscript Cultures through the Ages. Material, Textual, and Historical Investigations

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISSN: 2365-970X ISBN: 9783110543100 9783110543124 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: xviii, 783 DOI: 10.1515/9783110543100 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History
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This collection of essays explores the history of the book in pre-modern South Asia looking at the production, circulation, fruition and preservation of manuscripts in different areas and across time. Edited by the team of the Cambridge-based Sanskrit Manuscripts Project and including contributions of the researchers who collaborated with it, it covers a wide range of topics related to South Asian manuscript culture: from the material dimension (palaeography, layout, decoration) and the complicated interactions of manuscripts with printing in late medieval Tibet and in modern Tamil Nadu, to reading, writing, editing and educational practices, from manuscripts as sources for the study of religious, literary and intellectual traditions, to the creation of collections in medieval India and Cambodia (one major centre of the so-called Sanskrit cosmopolis), and the formation of the Cambridge collections in the colonial period. The contributions reflect the variety of idioms, literary genres, religious movements, and social actors (intellectuals, scribes, patrons) of ancient South Asia, as well as the variety of approaches, interests and specialisms of the authors, and their impassionate engagement with manuscripts.

Karolingische Klöster. Wissenstransfer und kulturelle Innovation

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6932 ISBN: 9783110371222 9783110386141 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: vi, 307 DOI: 10.1515/9783110371222 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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Carolingian monasteries were the most important agents for the transfer of knowledge and scientific methods during the early middle ages. This publication examines contemporary vehicles and recipients that were involved in the Carolingian knowledge system and guided the transmission and selection of knowledge. The study focuses on the Abbey of Lorsch with its extraordinary manuscript collection and unique library.

The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

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ISBN: 9780198744733 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744733.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283302
Subject: Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and development of the Latin New Testament and a user’s guide to the resources available for research and further study. The first five chapters offer a new historical synthesis, bringing together evidence from Christian authors and biblical manuscripts from earliest times to the late Middle Ages. Each witness is considered in its chronological and geographical context, to build up the bigger picture of the transmission of the text. There are chapters introducing features of Latin biblical manuscripts and examining how the Latin tradition may serve as a witness for the Greek New Testament. In addition, each book of the New Testament is considered in turn, with details of the principal witnesses and features of particular textual interest. The three main scholarly editions of the Latin New Testament (the Vetus Latina edition, the Stuttgart Vulgate, and the Oxford Vulgate) are described in detail. Information is also given about other editions and resources, enabling researchers to understand the significance of different approaches and become aware of the latest developments. The Catalogue of Manuscripts gives full details of each manuscript used in the major editions, with bibliographical references and links to sets of digital images. The Appendices include concordances for the different ways in which manuscripts are cited in scholarly literature. An extensive reference bibliography of publications on the Latin New Testament is also supplied.

Travelling Chronicles

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Book Series: Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World ISBN: 9789004362871 9789004362871 Year: Pages: 408 DOI: 10.1163/9789004362871 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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Travelling Chronicles presents fourteen episodes in the history of news and newspapers, from the early modern period to the eighteenth century, written by some of the leading scholars in the rapidly developing fields of news studies.

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Russia --- networks --- transmission --- media --- knowledge --- advertising --- mediation --- Europe --- digital --- manuscript --- archive --- America

Image, Knife, and Gluepot: Early Assemblage in Manuscript and Print

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ISBN: 9781783745166/ 9781783745180 Year: Pages: 374 pp DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0145 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History of arts
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In this ingenious study, Kathryn Rudy takes the reader on a journey to trace the birth, life and afterlife of a Netherlandish book of hours made in 1500. Image, Knife, and Gluepot painstakingly reconstructs the process by which this manuscript was created and discusses its significance as a text at the forefront of fifteenth-century book production, when the invention of mechanically-produced images led to the creation of new multimedia objects. Rudy then travels to the nineteenth century to examine the phenomenon of manuscript books being pillaged for their prints and drawings: she has diligently tracked down the dismembered parts of this book of hours for the first time. Image, Knife, and Gluepot also documents Rudy’s twenty-first-century research process, as she hunts through archives while grappling with the logistics and occasionally the limits of academic research. This is a timely volume, focusing on questions of materiality at the forefront of medieval and literary studies. Beautifully illustrated throughout, its use of original material and its striking interdisciplinary approach, combining book and art history, make it a significant academic achievement.Image, Knife, and Gluepot is a valuable text for any scholar in the fields of medieval studies, the history of early books and publishing, cultural history or material culture. Written in Rudy’s inimitable style, it will also be rewarding for any student enrolled in a course on manuscript production, as well as non-specialists interested in the afterlives of manuscripts and prints.

Der sogenannte "Antiquus Austriacus" und weitere auctores antiquissimi

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ISBN: 9783902976437 Year: Pages: 570 Seiten Language: Latin|German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 336
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Alongside analysing the oldest records of Roman inscriptions of Austria, this work particularly emphasizes the antiquarian-epigraphic collecting activity which can be noted in the area of Austria as a consequence of the spreading humanistic attitude. It focuses on the question, whether Augustinus Prygl Tyfernus is actually to be identified as the so-called „Antiquus Austriacus” as has been pleaded repeatedly. The examination of a number of relevant known and hitherto extensively unknown copies shows that the “Antiquus-Austriacus-Collection“ is not a homogeneous compilation by a single “auctor antiquissimus” but rather an anthology derived from different copies of varying quality, collected by Johannes Fuchsmagen.

Mathematical Modelling in Engineering & Human Behaviour 2018

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ISBN: 9783038978046 / 9783038978053 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-805-3 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This book includes papers in cross-disciplinary applications of mathematical modelling: from medicine to linguistics, social problems, and more. Based on cutting-edge research, each chapter is focused on a different problem of modelling human behaviour or engineering problems at different levels. The reader would find this book to be a useful reference in identifying problems of interest in social, medicine and engineering sciences, and in developing mathematical models that could be used to successfully predict behaviours and obtain practical information for specialised practitioners. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the new developments of applied mathematics in connection with epidemics, medical modelling, social issues, random differential equations and numerical methods.

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