As records of the link between a manuscript and the texts it contains, paratexts document many aspects of a manuscript’s life: production, transmission, usage, and reception. Comprehensive studies of paratexts are still rare in the field of manuscript studies, and the universal categories of time and space are used to create a common frame for research and comparisons. Contributions in this volume span over three continents and one millennium.
- Darya Ogorodnikova - Exploring Paratexts in Old Mande Manuscripts
- Apiradee Techasiriwan - Locating Tai Lü and Tai Khün Manuscripts in Space and Time through Colophons
- Giovanni Ciotti and Marco Franceschini - Certain Times in Uncertain Places: A Study on Scribal Colophons of Manuscripts Written in Tamil and Tamilian Grantha Scripts
- Hang Lin - Looking Inside the Cover: Reconstructing Space and Time in Some Donglin Manuscripts
- Max Jakob Fölster - ‘Traces in Red’: Chinese Book Collectors’ Seals as a Means to Track the Transmission History of a Manuscript
- Kristina Nikolovska - ‘When the living envied the dead’: Church Slavonic Paratexts and the Apocalyptic Framework of Monk Isaija’s Colophon (1371)
- Vito Lorusso - Locating Greek Manuscripts through Paratexts: Examples from the Library of Cardinal Bessarion and other Manuscript Collections
- Stéphane Ancel - Travelling Books: Changes of Ownership and Location in Ethiopian Manuscript Culture
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