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Images to be Read and Words to be Seen: The Iconic Role of the Early Medieval Book

Issue: Vol 6 No. 1-3 (2010)

Journal: Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts

Subject Areas: Religious Studies Islamic Studies Biblical Studies

DOI: 10.1558/post.v6i1-3.39


How did the codex take on iconic status? This article surveys the history of the early medieval book, especially the transmission of religious texts in the codex format, in order to understand how the material form of the book itself came to take on religious significance.

Author: Michelle P. Brown

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