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Examining material aspects of manuscripts. Part II: Bindings and provenance

Anna Pytlowany University of Amsterdam This is Part II of a series. Part I is here. At first glance, the history of Dutch East India Company (VOC) linguistics is simply a history of texts. Published or not, edited, translated, or

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‘You don’t see what you don’t know’: examining material aspects of manuscripts (Part I)

Anna Pytlowany University of Amsterdam Part one: Paper, ink, watermarks My interest in manuscripts as material objects was sparked when I started my PhD research into the history of Dutch descriptive linguistics. Ultimately, I want to create a virtual digital

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The lost Tesoro del ydioma ylocano

Rebeca Fernández Rodríguez Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro At the end of the 18th century, Russian Empress Catherine II wanted to compile an atlas of the world’s languages. She commissioned first the German Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) and then

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