The present volume comprises 6 highly original studies on material text cultures in different nontypographic societies stretching from the 3rd millennium cuneiform textual record of Ancient Mesopotamia to 20th century Qur'anic boards of northern and central African provenience. It provides a multidisciplinary approach to material text cultures complementary to the interdisciplinary, strongly theory-grounded research scheme of the CRC 933. Six research fellowships were awarded to outstanding young researchers for innovative, high-risk research proposals pertinent to the CRC 933's overall research scheme. Their studies contained in this volume add multidisciplinary dimension to material text culture research, satisfy the curiosity as to the applicability of the theoretical premises and methodology developed and tested by the CRC 933 to research on inscribed artefacts carried out on an international level and in different research environments and contribute to anchoring material text culture research as proposed by the CRC 933 within the tradition and broader context of other research strategies devoted to the material dimension of writing, such as the filologia materiale.
About the Author
Markus Hilgert, Vorderasiatisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Germany.
Markus Hilgert, Vorderasiatisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin.
Table of Contents
A Multidisciplinary View on Material Text Cultures Markus Hilgert 1
Defining Collectives: Materialising and Recording the Sumerian Workforce in the Third Dynasty of Ur Agnès Garcia-Ventura 5
A GIŠ on a Tree: Interactions between Images and Inscriptions on Neo-Assyrian Monuments Nathan Morello 31
From Voice to Papyrus to Wall: Verschriftung and Verschriftlichung in the Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts Antonio J. Morales 69
Family Cult Foundations in the Hellenistic Age: Family and Sacred Space in a Private Religious Context Sara Campanelli 131
The Didyma Inscription: Between Legislation and Palaeography Flavia Manservigi Melania Mezzetti 203
The Symbolic Repertoire of the Qur'anic Board in Islamic Africa Anastasia Grib 243
Notes on Contributors 279