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Title: „Mit Gold nicht aufzuwiegen“ : Der Wert von Büchern im osmanischen Syrien (11.–13. / 17.–19. Jahrhundert)
Author(s): Liebrenz, BorisLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2014
Type: Article
Language: German
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-1981185920-943380
Abstract: Well into the 19 th century, the Middle East was a region where knowledge was accessible primarily by means of the handwritten book. But while the remains of this flourishing book-culture are still visible in our libraries in form of tens of thousands of volumes and the intellectual value of the texts contained in them is the subject of many studies, the actual material value of possessing books remains poorly understood. How much was a book worth compared to other items of every-day life? Did the price of a book constitute a pecuniary barrier for the lower stratum of society to access knowledge? The article tries to link information gathered from published literary sources and archival material with such as is found in the manuscripts themselves, i. e. the many notes readers and owners left in them.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: In CopyrightIn Copyright
Journal Title: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Publisher Place: Wiesbaden
Volume: 164
Issue: 3
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Page Start: 653
Page End: 686
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