Tagungsband „Material Aspects of Reading“ (MTK 26; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020)

Material Aspects of Reading in Ancient and Medieval Cultures. Materiality, Presence, and Performance (hg. v.. A. Krauß/J. Leipziger/F. Schücking-Jungblut; Materiale Textkulturen 26; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020), open access: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110639247.

Abstract

This publication seeks to endeavour the relationship between material artefacts and reading practices in ancient and medieval cultures. While the acts of reception of written artefacts in former times are irretrievably lost, some of the involved artefacts are preserved and might comprise hints to the ancient reading practices. In form of case studies, the contributions to this volume examine various forms of written artefacts as to their implications on modes of reading. Analyzing different Qumran scrolls, codices, Tefillin, Mezuzot, magical texts, tablets, bricks, and statues as well as meta-textual and iconographic aspects, the articles inquire the possibilities of how to correlate material aspects to assumed modes of reception and practices of reading. The contributions stem from Egyptology, Papyrology, Qumran Studies, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Ancient Christianity, and Islamic Studies.

About the Series MTK

The series Material Text Cultures is the publication organ of the Collaborative Research Center 933 of the same name at Heidelberg University, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The series publishes collections and monographs dedicated to the Collaborative Research Center’s main focus of research – that is, the materiality and presence of writing in non-typographic societies.

Contents

Acknowledgements

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Anna Krauß, Jonas Leipziger und Friederike Schücking-Jungblut: Material Aspects of Reading and Material Text Cultures. An Introduction

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Christoffer Theis: Material Aspects of Rituals Beyond Their Instructions

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Lindsey A. Askin: Scribal Production and Literacy at Qumran. Considerations of Page Layout and Style

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Laura Quick: Scribal Habits and Scholarly Texts. Codicology at Oxyrhynchus and Qumran

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Mika S. Pajunen: Reading Psalm and Prayer Manuscripts From Qumran

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Friederike Schücking-Jungblut: Reading the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice. Observations on Material, Layout, and Text

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Yehudah B. Cohn: Reading Material Features of Qumran Tefillin and Mezuzot

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Antony Perrot: Reading an Opisthograph at Qumran

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Andrea Jördens: Codices des Typs C und die Anfänge des Blätterns

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Jonas Leipziger: Ancient Jewish Greek Practices of Reading and Their Material Aspects

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Jan Heilmann: Reading Early New Testament Manuscripts. Scriptio continua, “Reading Aids”, and Other Characteristic Features

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Christoph Markschies: What Ancient Christian Manuscripts Reveal About Reading (and About Non-Reading)

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Daniel Picus: Reading Regularly. The Liturgical Reading of Torah in its Late Antique Material World

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Binyamin Y. Goldstein: Encountering the Grotesque. The Material Scribal Culture of Late Medieval Jewish Magic

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Notes on Contributors

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