Item #33170 Miniature Books. The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts. Kristina MYRVOLD, Dorina Miller Parmenter.

Miniature Books. The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts.

Equinox, 2019,

First Edition, wrappers issue. small octavo, pictorial wrappers. 246 pp. Equinox, Item #33170

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.Illustrated in black and white and color.

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