22 November 2012


Ernst Gamillscheg

Prof Dr Ernst Gamillscheg
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Wien

The four cultures of the book (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Islamic)

There was in the introductory part of the exhibition “Juden, Christen und Muslime” (Austrian National Library, State Hall 2010) a documentation concerning the form of the manuscript in the Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Islamic culture. This part of the exhibition can still be seen in the State Hall. The conference deals with the prototype of the handwritten book (codex) in the four cultures studying parallels and differences in prominent manuscripts.