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Title Scribal practice and the global cultures of colophons, 1400-1800 / Christopher D. Bahl, Stefan Hanß, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 303 pages) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, map
Series New transculturalisms, 1400-1800
New transculturalisms, 1400-1800.
Contents 1. Information, Interpretation, Interaction: Global Cultures of Colophons, c. 14001800- Christopher D. Bahl and Stefan Han -- 2. A Prosopography in Circulation: Advertising Scribal Travails in Arabic Manuscripts across Early Modern South Asia- Christopher D. Bahl -- 3. Lines of Loyalties and Early Modern Cultural Diversity: Colophons as Sites of Encounters- Stefan Han -- 4. How to Publish a Book in the Fifteenth-Century Middle East: The Case of Ibn Nasir al-Dins "Abundant Refutation / Laurenz Kern -- 5. Signatures of Authority: Colophons in Seventeenth-Century Melkite Circles in Aleppo- Feras Krimsti -- 6. The Making of a Local Historian in Timbuktu: The Signed Marginalia Attributed to Mahmud Kati in the Fondo Kati Collection- Susana Molins Lliteras -- 7. From Scribal Marks to Calligraphic Signatures? Print, Scribe and Script in Early Modern European Writing Manuals- Hannah Murphy -- 8. Poetry of the Scribes: Versified Colophons and Scribal Identity in Siamese Manuscript Culture- Peera Panarut -- 9. Muslim Scribal Culture in India around 1800: Toward a Disentangling of the Mughal Library and the Delhi Collection- Nur Sobers-Khan -- 10. In Absence of a Colophon: Alternative Signing Practices in Arabic Autograph Manuscripts- Torsten Wollina -- 11. Remembering the Living and the Dead in Fifteenth-Century Armenian Colophons: The Case of Bodleian MS Marsh 438 (I-III)- David Zakarian
Summary This book is the first to chart the global diversity of colophons between 1400 and 1800. The volume presents a new approach to scribal cultures that expands traditional definitions. Moving from the paradigm of codicological information towards a thorough interpretation of the wider social worlds of colophons in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, this volume uncovers the fascinating cultural history of early modern scribes. Chapters examine how those engaging in the composition and distribution of colophons shaped scribal identities, group cultures and bookish communities in a world in which manuscripts mattered. Authors build on approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, codicology, history, and philology to offer a new conceptual framework that studies colophons as scribal practices embedded in their changing social and cultural worlds. As a new contribution to the history of the book, this volumes global approach pushes the boundaries of what constitutes a colophon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Colophons -- History -- To 1500
Colophons -- History -- 16th century
Colophons -- History -- 17th century
Colophons -- History -- 18th century
Colophons of manuscripts -- History -- To 1500
Colophons of manuscripts -- History -- 16th century
Colophons of manuscripts -- History -- 17th century
Colophons of manuscripts -- History -- 18th century
Scribes -- History -- To 1500
Scribes -- History -- 16th century
Scribes -- History -- 17th century
Scribes -- History -- 18th century
Colophons of manuscripts
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bahl, Christopher D., editor.
Hanss, Stefan, editor.
ISBN 9783030901547