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

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

Small Things of Greatest Consequence: Miniature Bibles in America

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

Dorina Miller Parmenter [+-]
Spalding University
Dorina Miller Parmenter is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Her research interests include material uses of the Christian Bible.

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This chapter provides an overview of miniature books designated as “Bibles” that were produced in North America, with a focus on popular nineteenth-century children’s “thumb Bibles.” It examines the intended use of these Bibles, as evidenced in the prefaces to the printed books, as well as the ways that American printers altered their English prototypes and produced new volumes that reflected ideals of childhood and Christian education in the U.S. during the time. The study also addresses how developments in printing technology affected the form, content, and use of miniature Bibles since the end of the nineteenth century.

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Parmenter, Dorina. Small Things of Greatest Consequence: Miniature Bibles in America. Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 55-71 Sep 2019. ISBN 9781781798614. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37763. Date accessed: 09 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37763. Sep 2019

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