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Exploring Written Artefacts: Objects, Methods, and Concepts

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Edited by:Jörg B. Quenzer
book: Exploring Written Artefacts
Volume 25 in the seriesStudies in Manuscript Cultures
BY-NC-ND 4.0 licenseOpen AccessPublished by De Gruyter2021

 This collection, presented to Michael Friedrich in honour of his academic career at of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, traces key concepts that scholars associated with the Centre have developed and refined for the systematic study of manuscript cultures. At the same time, the contributions showcase the possibilities of expanding the traditional subject of ‘manuscripts’ to the larger perspective of ‘written artefacts’.

Frontmatter
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Contents
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Introduction: In Honour of Michael Friedrich
Jörg B. Quenzer
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Volume I


Matters of Materiality


‘Paleografia quale scienza dello spirito’: Once More on the Gǝʿǝz Inscription of Ham (RIÉ no. 232)
Alessandro Bausi
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Multiple-Text Inscriptions in the Greco- Roman World
Kaja Harter-Uibopuu
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Engrave on the Heart and Wash Away Care
Lothar Ledderose
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They Wrote on Clay, Wax, and Stone: Some Thoughts on Early Mesopotamian Writing
Piotr Michalowski
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What about 3D Manuscripts? The Case of the Cuneiform Clay Tablets
Cécile Michel
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How Were Bronze Inscriptions Cast in Ancient China? New Answers to Old Questions
Ondřej Škrabal
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What Inscriptions do not Tell You about Themselves: Chinese Cases
Barend J. ter Haar
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Measuring, Analysing, Computing


A New Standard Protocol for Identification of Writing Media
Claudia Colini, Ivan Shevchuk, Kyle Ann Huskin, Ira Rabin and Oliver Hahn
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Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics and Metaproteomics Analysis of Ancient Manuscripts
Marina Creydt and Markus Fischer
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Scientific Analysis of Leonardo’s Manuscript with Anatomic Drawings and Notes
Oliver Hahn, Uwe Golle, Carsten Wintermann and Domenico Laurenza
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Inscribed Gems: Material Profiling beyond Visible Examination
Boriana Mihailova, Jochen Schlüter and Kaja Harter-Uibopuu
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Humanities-Centred Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) as an Emerging Paradigm
Ralf Möller
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How Can Research on Written Artefacts Benefit from Collaboration with Computer Science?
Stefan Thiemann
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Changing Media


Notes on the Terminology for Print in Early Sanskrit Printed Books
Camillo A. Formigatti
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Media Systems and Genre Conventions in Transition: A German Priamel Booklet from Nuremberg, c. 1490
Marco Heiles
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About a Manuscript on Tea Found in Timbuktu, Mali: Mamma Haidara Collection, MS 125, Tārīkh al-shāy fī ’l-Maghrib
Shamil Jeppie
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From Mouth to Ear to Hand: Literacy as Recorded Orality in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German Courts
Sabine Kienitz
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Realms of Codicology


The Codex’s Contents: Attempt at a Codicological Approach
Patrick Andrist and Marilena Maniaci
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The Advantages of Comparative Codicology: Further Examples
Malachi Beit-Arié
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About a Series of Late Medieval Moroccan Bindings
Nuria de Castilla and François Déroche
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A Tale of Papermaking along the Silk Road
Agnieszka Helman-Ważny
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Cataloguing Arabic Manuscripts for the Project ‘Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland’
Tilman Seidensticker
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Repositories of Knowledge


Unravelling Multiple-Text Manuscripts: Introducing Categories Based on Content, Use, and Production
Antonella Brita and Janina Karolewski
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Chinese Character Variants in Medieval Dictionaries and Manuscripts
Imre Galambos
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The Art of Astrological Computations: Conrad Heingarter and the Manuscript Paris, BnF latin 7295A
Matthieu Husson
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Magic in the Hebrew-Manuscript Collection of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg: Observations on Cod. hebr. 252
Michael Kohs and Giuseppe Veltri
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Notes on a Central Asian Notebook
Jürgen Paul
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Creating an Original of a Greek Lexicon in the Middle Ages: Notes on the Manuscript Vaticanus Barberinianus gr. 70 of the Etymologicum Gudianum
Stefano Valente
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Volume II


Paracontent


A Multilayered Greek Manuscript of Learning: Some Glimpses into the Scribal Practices Evident in the Aristotelean Codex Vaticanus graecus 244
Christian Brockmann
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From ‘Task’ to ‘Title’? Japanese Linked Poetry and the Fushimono
Heidi Buck-Albulet
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Hidden Colophons
Jost Gippert
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Sealed Manuscripts in Laos: New Findings from Luang Prabang
Volker Grabowsky
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Naming the Author: The Taṇṭi Motif in the Margins of the Tamil Poetic Tradition
Eva Wilden
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Visual Matters


A Typology of West African Ajami Manuscripts: Languages, Layout and Research Perspectives
Dmitry Bondarev
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Forgery and Appreciation of Old Choir Books in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Andreas Janke
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A Lesser-Known Member of Bessarion’s Milieu: The Scribe-Bishop Makarios
Luigi Orlandi
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Enigmatic Calligraphy: Lettering as Visualized Hermeneutic of Sacred Scripture
Bruno Reudenbach
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Sailing-Ships and Character Illustrations in Three Javanese Literary Poetic Manuscripts
Dick van der Meij
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Peripatetic Readers and a Dancing Maiden: Marginal Multigraphic Discourse in a Medieval Latin Multiple-Text Manuscript
Hanna Wimmer
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Rethinking Philology


Textual Criticism and Early Chinese Manuscripts
William G. Boltz
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Notes for an Ontological Approach within Manuscript Studies: Object Oriented Ontology and the Pothi Manuscript Culture
Giovanni Ciotti
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Collation in Early Imperial China: From Administrative Procedure to Philological Tool
Max Jakob Fölster and Thies Staack
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Loss and Circumstances: How Early Modern Europe Discovered the ‘Material Text’
Markus Friedrich
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The Letters of Michael Psellos and their Function in Byzantine Epistolary Culture
Michael Grünbart
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Preaching with the Hands: Notes on Cassiodorus’ Praise of Handwriting and its Medieval Reception
Felix Heinzer
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Performance and Ritual


Where did the Ngạn People Come From? Ritual Manuscripts among the Ngạn in Northern Vietnam
David Holm
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(Re-)Writing Jazz: The Manuscripts of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme
Oliver Huck
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A Ritual Manual of Healing: The Body-Balance of the Four Elements and the Four Key Factors of Manuscript Production and Usage
Silpsupa Jaengsawang
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The Volvelle and the Lingga: The Use of Two Manuscript Ritual Devices in a Tibetan Exorcism
Charles Ramble
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‘Vu et approuvé’: Censorship Notes in Hamburg Prompt Books from the French Period
Martin Jörg Schäfer
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Transmission in Time and Space


The Unusual Story of a Wandering Book and its Physical Metamorphosis
Paola Buzi
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Joint Forces: A Handscroll by Zhao Mengfu and Guan Daosheng
Uta Lauer
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Touched by a Tale of Friendship: An Early Nineteenth-Century Zidishu Manuscript
Zhenzhen Lu
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On Some Manuscripts of Hatifi’s Timurnama
Charles Melville
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Contributors
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Indices
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