|Inscribed Objects in Medieval European Literature. Writing Beyond Pen and Parchment
|October 8, 2023
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Inscribed Objects in Medieval European Literature. Writing Beyond Pen and Parchment
“Inscribed Objects in Medieval European Literature: Writing Beyond Pen and Parchment” is a groundbreaking exploration of the diverse ways in which writing surfaces were used and portrayed in medieval European literature. Authored by Ricarda Wagner, Christine Neufeld, and Ludger Lieb, this comprehensive study sheds new light on the significance of inscribed objects and their role in shaping medieval literary culture.
Drawing on extensive research and an interdisciplinary approach, the authors delve into the rich tapestry of medieval European literature to uncover a wealth of examples where writing surfaces transcend the traditional pen and parchment. From magical talismans inscribed with powerful spells to religious relics bearing sacred texts, this book uncovers the hidden stories behind these inscribed objects and their symbolic importance in medieval society.
The authors begin by examining the materiality of writing surfaces, exploring the different materials used in medieval Europe, such as stone, wood, metal,.