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Book production and collection (2020)

Merisalo, O. (2020). Book production and collection. In P. Roelli (Ed.), Handbook of Stemmatology : History, Methodology, Digital Approaches (pp. 24-32). De Gruyter. De Gruyter Reference. https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/book/9783110684384/10.1515/9783110684384-002.xml

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All authors or editors: Merisalo, Outi

Parent publication: Handbook of Stemmatology : History, Methodology, Digital Approaches

Parent publication editors: Roelli, Philipp

ISBN: 978-3-11-067417-0

eISBN: 978-3-11-068438-4

Journal or series: De Gruyter Reference

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 24-32

Number of pages in the book: 740

Publisher: De Gruyter

Place of Publication: Berlin

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/book/9783110684384/10.1515/9783110684384-002.xml

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71950


The impact of the modalities of book production on the transmission of texts is still often ignored by editors of texts with little interest in book history, including palaeography, codicology, and library history. The subsequent media revolutions (passage from the rotulus to the codex form, introduction of the Carolingian minuscule, invention of the art of printing, and so on) have, however, deeply influenced what was transmitted and in what form. This chapter will outline the development of book production and collection from Antiquity to the modern period.

Keywords: book history; library history; manuscripts; antiquity; Middle Ages; Modern age

Free keywords: käsikirjoitustutkimus

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3

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