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Title One-volume libraries : composite and multiple-text manuscripts / edited by Michael Friedrich and Cosima Schwarke
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 380 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in manuscript cultures, 2365-9696 ; volume 9
Studies in manuscript cultures ; v. 9. 2365-9696
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: Manuscripts as Evolving Entities -- The Medieval Codex as a Complex Container: The Greek and Latin Traditions -- Mravaltavi: A Special Type of Old Georgian Multiple-Text Manuscripts -- From Single-Text to Multiple-Text Manuscripts: Transmission Changes in the Coptic Literary Tradition : Some Case-Studies from the White Monastery Library -- Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts: The Ethiopian Evidence -- Some Observations on Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts in the Islamic Tradition of the Horn of Africa -- 'One-Volume Libraries' and the Traditions of Learning in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture -- From 'One-Volume-Libraries' to Scrapbooks: Ottoman Multiple-Text and Composite Manuscripts in the Early Modern Age (1400--1800) -- Sivadharma Manuscripts from Nepal and the Making of a Saiva Corpus -- Manuscripts and Practices: Investigating the Tibetan Chan Compendium (P. Tib. 116) -- The Textual Form of Knowledge: Occult Miscellanies in Ancient and Medieval Chinese Manuscripts, 4 -- Composite Manuscripts in Medieval China: The Case of Scroll P.3720 from Dunhuang -- Index
Summary Composite and multiple-text manuscripts are traditionally studied for their individual texts, but recent trends in codicology have paved the way for a more comprehensive approach: manuscripts are unique artefacts which reveal how they were produced and used as physical objects. While multiple-text manuscripts codicologically are to be considered as production units, i.e. they were originally planned and realized in order to carry more than one text, composites consist of formerly independent codicological units and were put together at a later stage with intentions that might be completely different from those of its original parts. Both sub-types of manuscripts are still sometimes called "miscellanies", a term relating to the texts only. The codicological difference is important for reconstructing why and how these manuscripts which in many cases resemble (or contain) a small library were produced and used. Contributions on the manuscript cultures of China, India, Africa, the Islamic world and European traditions lead not only to the conclusion that "one-volume libraries" have been produced in many manuscript cultures, but allow also for the identification of certain types of uses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bound-with books -- History.
Manuscripts -- Collectors and collecting -- History.
Manuscripts -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Friedrich, Michael, 1955- editor
Schwarke, Cosima, editor
ISBN 3110495597 (Epub)
311049695X (PDF)
9783110495591 (Epub)
9783110496956 (PDF)