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 volume’s global approach pushes the boundaries of what constitutes a colophon.
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Scribal Practice and the Global Cultures of Colophons, 1400–1800, éd. Christopher D. Bahl, Stefan Hanß, Palgrave MacMillan, 2022 ; 1 vol., XIX–303 p. (New Transculturalisms, 1400–1800). ISBN : 978-3-030-90153-0. Prix : € 105,99.
Source : Palgrave MacMillan