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Religious Miniature Books: Introduction and Overview
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3366-7368
Spalding University, USA.
2019 (English)In: Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts / [ed] Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019Chapter in book (Other academic)
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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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Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019.
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History of Religions
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Humanities, Study of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78951DOI: 10.1558/equinox.37759ISBN: 9781781798614 (print)ISBN: 9781781798607 (print)ISBN: 9781781798621 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-78951DiVA, id: diva2:1265585
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2019-08-06

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