Book , Print , Conference in English

Iconic books and texts

edited by James W. Watts.
  • Sheffield, UK ; Bristol, CT : Equinox, 2013.
  • Copyright Notice: ©2013
  • vi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects
Genre
  • Conference proceedings
Contents
  • note: I. Categorizing Iconic Books
  • 1. Three Dimensions of Scriptures / James W. Watts
  • 2. "Winged Words": Scriptures and Classics as Iconic Texts / William A. Graham
  • 3. Talking about "Iconic Books" in the Terminology of Book History / Deirdre C. Stam
  • II. Images and Texts
  • 4. Iconic Book: The Image of the Bible in Early Christian Rituals / Dorina Miller Parmenter
  • 5. Images to be Read and Words to be Seen: The Iconic Role of the Early Medieval Book / Michelle P. Brown
  • 6. Looking at Words: The Iconicity of the Page / S. Brent Plate
  • 7. Between the Textual and the Visual: Borderlines of Late Antique Book Iconicity / Zeev Elitzur
  • 8. It Is What It Is (Or Is It?): Further Reflections on the Buddhist Representation of Manuscripts / Jacob Kinnard
  • 9. Tell-Tale Iconic Book / M. Patrick Graham
  • III. Materials and Markets
  • 10. Mushaf and the Material Boundaries of the Qur'an / Natalia K. Suit
  • 11. End of the Word as We Know It: The Cultural Iconicity of the Bible in the Twilight of Print Culture / Timothy Beal
  • 12. Iconic Books from Below: The Christian Bible and the Discourse of Duct Tape / Dorina Miller Parmenter
  • 13. Be-Witching Scripture: The Book of Shadows as Scripture within Wicca/Neopagan Witchcraft / Shawn Loner
  • IV. Book Rituals
  • 14. Engaging with the Guru: Sikh Beliefs and Practices of Guru Granth Sahib / Kristina Myrvold
  • 15. Birthday Party for a Sacred Text: The Gita Jayanti and the Embodiment of God as the Book and the Book as God / Joanne Punzo Waghorne
  • 16. Possession and Repetition: Ways in which Korean Lay Buddhists Appropriate Scriptures / Yohan Yoo
  • 17. Bible in British Folklore / Brian Malley
  • V. Power and Scholarship
  • 18. Pride and Prejudice of the Western World: Canonic Memory, Great Books and Archive Fever / Karl Ivan Solibakke
  • 19. Indigenous "Texts" of Inhabiting the Land: George Washington's Wampum Belt and the Canandaigua Treaty / Philip P. Arnold
  • 20. Gospels as Imperialized Sites of Memory in Late Ancient Christianity / Jason T. Larson
  • 21. Possessing the Iconic Book: Ben Sira as Case Study / Claudia V. Camp
  • 22. Ancient Iconic Texts and Scholarly Expertise / James W. Watts.
Other information
  • "First published in Volume 2.2-3 and Volume 6.1-3 of the journal Postscripts"--Title page verso.
  • Proceedings of 3 symposiums held at Syracuse University in 2007 and 2010 and at Hamilton College in 2009. (Introduction).
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN
  • 9781845539856 (hb)
  • 1845539850 (hb)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2011033512
  • OCLC: 747385681
  • OCLC: 747385681