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Hebrew Manuscripts in an Age of Print

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter posits Leon Modena's writing practices within the context of early modern Venice, capital of Hebrew printing and center of manuscript production. The circumstances of Modena's life as ... More


The Literary and Political Activity of Manuscript Verse Collectors

Joshua Eckhardt

in Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first chapter introduces early modern English verse collectors, their manuscript verse miscellanies, and the methods that they used to produce these anthologies. After surveying a range of their ... More


Manuscripts and illuminations, 1169–1603

FranÇoise Henry and GeneviÈve Marsh-Micheli

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0030
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: response to the coming of the Anglo-Normans; manuscripts of imported style; Seoán Ó Dubhágain, the families of Ó Cianáin, Mac Aodhagáin, and Mac Fir Bhisigh; the ... More


The Disappearing Books

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter considers how Arabo-Islamic scholarship operated in the centuries before the adoption of print in the early nineteenth century, when books still had to be written and copied by hand. It ... More


Instituting Transcription

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/9780824859404.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter four stresses the importance of institutions in enabling the reproduction of large numbers of Buddhist texts. It surveys the types of institutions that existed in ancient Japan and argues for ... More


Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World, 1066-1272

Laura Cleaver

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198802624
eISBN:
9780191840920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802624.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries texts about the recent and more distant past were produced in remarkable numbers in the lands controlled by the kings of England. This may be seen, in ... More


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