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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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935 words

Roman administrators throughout the empire used wooden tablets (Lat., codices; sg., codex) as registers. Eventually, codex became a ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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

(δέλτος, πυκτίον, τευ̑χος, κω̑διξ), the preponderant form of the Byz.—and modern—book. It consists of quires made of sheets ...

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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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123 words

(pl. codices; [Lat. ‘block of wood’, later, a block split into leaves or tablets for writing on]). ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
149 words

Latin for a ‘tablet’ and used to denote an ancient manuscript. Ancient writings were on scrolls, but their disadvantage was ...

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
246 words

Deriving from the Latin caudex (‘tree bark’) and most commonly applied to ancient and medieval written books, whether on papyrus, ...

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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:
993 words

The West Byzantium ...

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Tony Honoré

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
552 words
though it came to have a special meaning in legal contexts, denotes leaves of wood, papyrus, or (especially) parchment bound together in the form of a modern volume as opposed to a roll. ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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143 words
A Latin term meaning a bound manuscript book. The book format it replaced was the roll, made either from sheets of papyrus pasted together or from pieces of leather or parchment stitched ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
an ancient manuscript text in book form. The word comes (in the late 16th century, denoting a collection of statutes or set of rules) from Latin, literally ‘block of wood’, later denoting ... More

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