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7 The Book as Symbol

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1,981 words
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Oxford University Press
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‘Books are not absolutely dead things,’ wrote John Milton in 1644 in *Areopagitica. A book is a physical ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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143 words

Although Jewish literature embraces many fields, Jewish books, until modern times and the rise of Jewish secularism, were complied ...

Book

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
414 words

(βιβλίον, βίβλος, δέλτος). The written word was of great importance in Byz., for the transmission of the Bible (the biblos ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

Chaucer lived in the age of the manuscript book (printing with movable type was invented in the 15th c., and ...

book (1)

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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125 words

A word that has long been used interchangeably and variously to signify any of the many kinds of text that ...

book (2)

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
116 words

The word ‘book’ is often used in the sense of *chapter or part, to signify a subdivision of a whole ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,819 words

are the principal tools of historians both for storing information and for disseminating their work to the reading public. The ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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158 words

Primarily a bound volume of printed pages, it may also be a division within a book (as in the Bible ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
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451 words

Apparently deriving from forms of the Germanic bok, originally meaning ‘beech’ (the wood of that tree traditionally providing the ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
469 words

During late Antiquity, the use and production of books declined to the point where they no longer existed except in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a book is the emblem of St Anne, St Augustine, St Bernard, and other saints. ...

Recorded from Old English (in form ...

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