New book: Manuscript Cultures: Mapping the Field
Edited by Jan-Ulrich Sobisch, Jörg Quenzer and Dmitry Bondarev
De Gruyter, November 2014
What do Mesoamerica, Greece, Byzantium, Chad, Ethiopia, India, Tibet, China and Japan have in common? Like many other cultures of the world, they share a particular form of cultural heritage: ancient handwritten documents. In 2007, scholars from some20 countries around the world gathered at the University of Copenhagen for a workshop on manuscripts to compare notes. This event led to the publication of this volume, which brings together16 articles on philological, cultural, and material aspects of manuscripts in search for a common ground across disciplines and cultures.