Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

On the Functions of Miniaturizing Books in Jewish Religion

Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

Marianne Schleicher [+-]
Aarhus University
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Marianne Schleicher is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at the Study of Religion at Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research interests lie in the intersection of Judaism, scripture, gender, and the history of religion.

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Miniature books, handwritten or printed books in the smallest format, have fascinated religious people, printers, publishers, collectors, and others through the centuries because of their unique physical features, and continue to captivate people today. The small lettering and the delicate pages, binding, and covers highlight the material form of texts and invite sensory engagement and appreciation. This volume addresses miniature books with a special focus on religious books in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The book presents various empirical contexts for how the smallest books have been produced, distributed, and used in different times and cultures and also provides theoretical reflections and comments that discuss the divergent formats and functions of books.

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Schleicher, Marianne. On the Functions of Miniaturizing Books in Jewish Religion. Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 22-44 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798614. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37761. Date accessed: 26 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37761. Oct 2019

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