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Managing the Dharma Treasure: Collation, Carving, Printing, and Distribution of the Canon in Late Imperial China

Darui Long

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 deals with the issues involved in the construction of the Chinese Buddhist canon, including fund-raising, collecting and collating works, copying, proofreading, carving, printing, and ... More


Thousands of Names, Hundreds of Lineages

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Deals with some aspects of the author's own ongoing research on Mandaean colophons, including the postscripts, which are called tariks. Colophons form family trees because they list names and thereby ... More


Introduction. The Role of Scribes in the Transmission of Biblical Literature

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Scribal practice provides the most concrete evidence for the transmission of a body of tradition, and of its elucidation and clarification. The nature and institution of scribal practice in ancient ... More


The Collection in the Codex Salmanticensis

Richard Sharpe

in Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215820
eISBN:
9780191678219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215820.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The Codex Salmanticensis was presumably sent to Fr. Heribert Rosweyde between 1607 and his death in 1629. The Bollandists published a number of texts from this volume, and continued to use it into ... More


Epilogue

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This Epilogue begins with a discussion of Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Although much studied, Malory's self-presentation is rarely considered in itself, no doubt because autobiographical concerns ... More


The Work Behind the Work of Graphic Künstlerroman

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines self-portraiture in contemporary graphic novels and how they oppose the standard theoretical skepticism regarding the viability of cognitive mapping, or the ability to plot ... More


Ritual Compositions

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter two focuses on the prayers inscribed in colophons to sutra manuscripts that were vocalized at the dedication ceremonies studied in chapter one. It argues that ritual and literary expectations ... More


Accumulating Culture

Justin M. Jacobs

in The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the educated Confucian elites of the late Qing empire interacted with art and antiquities before, during, and after the arrival of the Western archaeologist in the late ... More


Constructing Book of Mormon Historical Narratives

William L. Davis

in Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655666
eISBN:
9781469655680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655666.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter Six explores Smith's use of story outlines as the narrative anchors for his oral composition of the Book of Mormon. By reviewing the sketch outlines, or "skeletons," of stories in advance of ... More


The Tablet Collections of the Hittite State, c.1650–1080 BCE

Paola Dardano

in Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199655359
eISBN:
9780191841347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655359.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The tablet collections discovered in the Hittite capital are the largest collections of cuneiform texts in the Hittite language. In this paper the organization of the Hittite tablet collections will ... More


Scholarly Tablet Collections in First-Millennium Assyria and Babylonia, c.700–200 BCE

Eleanor Robson and Kathryn Stevens

in Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199655359
eISBN:
9780191841347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655359.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The half-millennium 700–200 BCE was the heyday of the cuneiform ‘library’: Pedersén counts nearly forty of them from that period in his foundational book Libraries and Archives in the Ancient Near ... More


The Competitive Textualization of Johannine and Thomasine Tradition

Chris Keith

in The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 5 presents the presence of competitive textualization in John’s Gospel and the Gospel of Thomas. The chapter argues that the Gospel of John claims superiority to prior Jesus books at John ... More


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