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Tracing Manuscripts in Time and Space through Paratexts

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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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Keywords

  • Archives
  • Cultural Studies
  • Genette, Gérard
  • History
  • History / Historiography
  • Manuscripts
  • Paratext
  • textual scholarship

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