Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

(2000) A Dictionary of Classical Newari Compiled from Manuscript Sources, Kathmandu: Nepal Bhasa Dictionary Committee, Cwas ̄a P ̄as ̄a. Manandhar, T. L. (1986) Newari-English Dictionary: Modern Language of the Kathmandu Valley, ...

Author: Stephen C. Berkwitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134002429

Category: Religion

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Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents, and examines how and why they were made. Collectively, the book offers cross-cultural and comparative insights into the transmission of Buddhist knowledge and the use of texts and images as ritual objects in the artistic and aesthetic traditions of Buddhist cultures. Drawing on case studies from India, Gandhara, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, China and Nepal, the chapters included investigate the range of interests and values associated with producing and using written texts, and the roles manuscripts and images play in the transmission of Buddhist texts and in fostering devotion among Buddhist communities. Contributions are by reputed scholars in Buddhist Studies and represent diverse disciplinary approaches from religious studies, art history, anthropology, and history. This book will be of interest to scholars and students working in these fields.
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Aspects of Manuscript Culture in South India

They are the outcome of the French Jesuit strategy of gathering cultural, religious and linguistic information for the advancement of knowledge and for proselytizing. The telugu dictionaries (Indien 597 and Indien 600) composed by the ...

Author: Saraju Rath

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004219007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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This volume deals with South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts, predominantly on palm leaf and rarely older than three to four centuries, and their role in a manuscript culture that had a significant impact on Indian intellectual history for around two millennia.
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Indic Manuscript Cultures through the Ages

Malla, Kamal P. (2000), A Dictionary of Classical Newari. Compiled from Manuscript Sources. [chief editor, K.P. Malla], Kathmandu: Nepal Bhasha Dictionary Committee. Oberlies, Thomas (1989), Studie zum Cāndravyākaraṇa: Eine kritische ...

Author: Vincenzo Vergiani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110543124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 801

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This collection of essays explores the history of the book in pre-modern South Asia looking at the production, circulation, fruition and preservation of manuscripts in different areas and across time. Edited by the team of the Cambridge-based Sanskrit Manuscripts Project and including contributions of the researchers who collaborated with it, it covers a wide range of topics related to South Asian manuscript culture: from the material dimension (palaeography, layout, decoration) and the complicated interactions of manuscripts with printing in late medieval Tibet and in modern Tamil Nadu, to reading, writing, editing and educational practices, from manuscripts as sources for the study of religious, literary and intellectual traditions, to the creation of collections in medieval India and Cambodia (one major centre of the so-called Sanskrit cosmopolis), and the formation of the Cambridge collections in the colonial period. The contributions reflect the variety of idioms, literary genres, religious movements, and social actors (intellectuals, scribes, patrons) of ancient South Asia, as well as the variety of approaches, interests and specialisms of the authors, and their impassionate engagement with manuscripts.
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English Paleography and Manuscript Culture 1500 1800

Additions for a later edition, in Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), vol. 1, p. 197. Gen. Mss. Vol 728 Print culture in early modern England was inseparable from that of manuscript. On a Tuesday in July in 1800 ...

Author: Kathryn James

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300254358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This richly illustrated book provides an essential introduction to the manuscript in early modern England. From birth to death, parish record to probate inventory, writing framed the lives of the early modern English. Offering a technical introduction to the handwriting of the period, case studies tracing the significance of manuscript to British cultural identity, and exercises to practice reading and transcription, the book opens the study of early modern English manuscript to a new generation of students and scholars.
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Manuscript Culture and Medieval Devotional Traditions

Middle English Dictionary, https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/ middle-english-dictionary/dictionary A New Index of Middle English Verse, ed. J. Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards (London, 2005). Oxford English Dictionary, https://www.oed.com ...

Author: Jennifer N. Brown

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781903153963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 410

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Essays exploring the great religious and devotional works of the Middle Ages in their manuscript and other contexts.
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Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible

In A Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, edited by R.J. Coggins and J. L. Houlden. London: SCM. ———. 1998 (1961). Memory and Manuscript: Oral Tradition and Written Transmission in Rabbinical Judaism and Early Christianity, ...

Author: J. A. Loubser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895169

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible is the fruit of Professor Loubser's confrontation with how Scripture is read, understood, and used in the Third World situation, which is closer than modern European societies to the social dynamics of the original milieu in which the texts were produced.
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Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible

“Oral tradition (New Testament)” inA dictionary of biblical interpretation, ed. by R.J. Coggins & J.L. Houlden. London: SCM Press. Gerhardsson, Birger 1998 (1961). Memory and Manuscript: Oral tradition and written transmission in ...

Author: J. A. Loubser

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781920109189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

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Drawing on a wide range of scholarship dealing with the properties and function of the materialities of the oral and scribal arts, as well as oral-scribal interfaces, the author unfolds before our eyes and makes manifest to our ears a world of communications in which there are no original texts, let alone original speech, where manuscripts are written to be remembered and read out aloud, where scribal products exhibit both a metonymic and a polyvalent quality.
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Dunhuang Manuscript Culture

3 Writing from Left to Right 315 Partially overlapping with manuscripts written by students are those that contain ... Robert Morrison's (1782–1834) early nineteenth-century Dictionary of the Chinese Language had already printed Chinese ...

Author: Imre Galambos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110727104

Category: History

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“Dunhuang Manuscript Culture” explores the world of Chinese manuscripts from ninth-tenth century Dunhuang, an oasis city along the network of pre-modern routes known today collectively as the Silk Roads. The manuscripts have been discovered in 1900 in a sealed-off side-chamber of a Buddhist cave temple, where they had lain undisturbed for for almost nine hundred years. The discovery comprised tens of thousands of texts, written in over twenty different languages and scripts, including Chinese, Tibetan, Old Uighur, Khotanese, Sogdian and Sanskrit. This study centres around four groups of manuscripts from the mid-ninth to the late tenth centuries, a period when the region was an independent kingdom ruled by local families. The central argument is that the manuscripts attest to the unique cultural diversity of the region during this period, exhibiting—alongside obvious Chinese elements—the heavy influence of Central Asian cultures. As a result, it was much less ‘Chinese’ than commonly portrayed in modern scholarship. The book makes a contribution to the study of cultural and linguistic interaction along the Silk Roads.
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Jewish Manuscript Cultures

'Yiddish only variant', contextualised in Hebrew, English or German in the manuscript editions by Jerold Frakes, ... As said before, not even the fundamental tools for Old Yiddish studies, such as a grammar and dictionary exist.

Author: Irina Wandrey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110546545

Category: History

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Hebrew manuscripts are considered to be invaluable documents and artefacts of Jewish culture and history. Research on Hebrew manuscript culture is progressing rapidly and therefore its topics, methods and questions need to be enunciated and reflected upon. The case studies assembled in this volume explore various fields of research on Hebrew manuscripts. They show paradigmatically the current developments concerning codicology and palaeography, book forms like the scroll and codex, scribes and their writing material, patrons, collectors and censors, manuscript and book collections, illuminations and fragments, and, last but not least, new methods of material analysis applied to manuscripts. The principal focus of this volume is the material and intellectual history of Hebrew book cultures from antiquity to the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, its intention being to heighten and sharpen the reader’s understanding of Jewish social and cultural history in general.
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Performing Manuscript Culture

In Visual Culture and the German Middle Ages, edited by Kathryn Starkey and Horst Wenzel. New York et al. ... The Middle English Dictionary Online: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mec/ [last accessed August 24, 2016].

Author: Elisabeth Kempf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110523089

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study conceives of Thomas Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes (1410-1413) as an essentially performative text, one that expresses its awareness of the manuscript culture in which it is so firmly rooted. The openness of manuscripts is a recurring subject in the Regement and is not only expressed through mere descriptions of, but through complex references to this manuscript context. Performances of manuscript culture manifest themselves in several aspects of the text. The first is the narrator persona, and especially the question of how persona and text are intertwined. The second is the constantly recurring interpretation of quotes from authoritative sources that pervades the Regement. This urge to interpret is expressed both in the tradition of adding marginal glosses and in the process of subjecting the text to an exegetical reading. The third aspect is the relation between text and images in the Regement’s manuscripts, which shows how mediality is performed and how the manuscript context is made the focus of this performance. In this monograph, all of these aspects are studied in a mindset that combines the concept of performativity with the postulations of Material Philology.
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