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Writing Matters

Presenting and Perceiving Monumental Inscriptions in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Ed. by Berti, Irene / Bolle, Katharina / Opdenhoff, Fanny / Stroth, Fabian

Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Series:Materiale Textkulturen 14

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    August 2017
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    Aims and Scope

    This edited volume includes a compilation of new approaches to the investigation of inscriptions from different cultural contexts. Innovative research questions about "material text cultures" are examined with reference to Classical Athens, late ancient and Byzantine churches and urban spaces, Hellenistic and Roman cities, and medieval buildings.


    viii, 396 pages
    English, German
    Type of Publication:
    Antiquity and the Middle Ages; materiality of writing; practices of reception; presence of writing

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    I. Berti, K. Bolle, F. Stroth, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; F. Opdenhoff, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany.


    "[...] this volume offers an important contribution to understanding incised texts and will be of value to students and scholars of various disciplines."
    Alexandra Wilding in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.04.43

    "[...] an interesting and thought-provoking collection [...] it covers an impressive array of approaches to the materiality of text and will be of interest to anyone engaged with the topic of inscriptions as physical objects."
    Naomi Carless-Unwin in: Classics for All March 16, 2018 https://classicsforall.org.uk/book-reviews/writing-matters-presenting-perceiving-monumental-inscriptions-antiquity-middle-ages/

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