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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
195 words

[Gk, ‘summit’, ‘finishing stroke’] Originally a closing statement written at the end of a text by a *scribe or *rubricator...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
63 words

Supplementary note by a MS’s scribe or an early print’s editor, placed at the end of a chapter, book, or

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
627 words
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Poetic or explanatory inscription at the end of a manuscript or piece of calligraphy. Colophons in Islamic manuscripts (see fig.)

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
161 words

Deriving from a Greek word meaning the ‘summit’ or ‘finishing touch’, or possibly from a town of that name (because

Colophon

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Ernst Gamillscheg and Ihor Ševčenko

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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

(κολοφών, lit. “summit, finishing touch”), or subscription, a note on a MS (usually at the end) with information on its date, the place where it was written, and sometimes the ...

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
a publisher's emblem or imprint, especially one on the title page of a book; formerly also, a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about ... More

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