Anathema!: Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses

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Allanheld & Schram, 1983 - Blessing and cursing - 137 pages

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Short book with an interesting historical perspective. Way back when books were copied by hand and costly to produce, the scribes, most often monks or nuns often laid an anathema;that is, a curse on ... Read full review

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I first came across a book curse in, of all things, a kid's book. I was reading Inkheart, which opens each chapter with a quote from various literary works, and this rather memorable curse: "For him ... Read full review

Contents

HOW BOOKS WERE WRITTEN
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THE CARE OF BOOKS BESEECHED
17
THE VALUE OF BOOKS
29
Copyright

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