The open-access journal Manuscript and Text Cultures is a grassroots initiative initiated by CMTC with a mission to encourage and disseminate innovative research in pre-modern manuscript and epigraphic cultures. Most issues of the journal have been develop as part of CMTC’s collaborative projects. Every issue of the journal is led by a separate team of guest editors, and the Centre is willing to consider guest editor applications from any colleagues who sympathise with the mission of the Centre and the vision of our open-access Journal.
MANUSCRIPT AND TEXT CULTURES: Transposition and monumentality in pre-modern epigraphic and manuscript traditions
The inaugural issue of Manuscript and Text Cultures explores the issue of transposition and monumentality in a range of pre-modern manuscript and epigraphic traditions. Driving on a broad range of case studies from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Levant, China, as well as medieval Europe, the issue offers a fresh contribution to the ongoing debates on the monumentality as a cross-cultural phenomenon. In addition, it provides valuable insights into the transformations of texts and textual messages as they travel between media, becoming transposed in time and space.
Christelle Alvarez & Yegor Grebnev: Approaching monumentality in pre-modern epigraphic and manuscript traditions
Timothy Hogue: In the midst of great kings: the monumentalization of text in the Iron Age Levant
Caitlin Davis: Monumentalizing metaphors: diphrasis in the murals of Tulum
Jochem Kahl: Manuscripts and monuments: the ten contracts of Djefai-Hapi and economies of knowledge
Christelle Alvarez: Monumentalizing ritual texts in Ancient Egyptian pyramids
Ondřej Škrabal: From royal court to ancestral shrine: transposition of command documents in Early Chinese epigraphy
Tom Birkett: The page as monument: epigraphical transposition in the runica manuscripta tradition of early Medieval England
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