Scribal Habits in Near Eastern Manuscript Traditions [Hardback]

George Kiraz (Editor); Sabine Schmidtke (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781463241957 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Series: Texts and Studies (Third Series) | Volume: 23 | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 320p, H229 x W152 (mm)




Scribal Habits in Near Eastern Manuscript Traditions

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This volume brings together contributions by scholars focussing on peritextual elements as found in Middle Eastern manuscripts: dots and various other symbols that mark vowels, intonation, readings aids, and other textual markers; marginal notes and sigla that provide additional explanatory content akin to but substantially different from our modern notes and endnotes; images and illustrations that present additional material not found in the main text. These elements add additional layers to the main body of the text and are crucial for our understanding of the text’s transmission history as well as scribal habits.

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