Inscriptions exhibit which means not only by way of their contents but additionally through different potential, similar to collection of script, situation, scale, spatial business enterprise, letterform, legibility and readability. The essays during this ebook ponder those visible traits of inscriptions, ranging around the Mediterranean and the close to East from Spain to Iran and past, together with Norman Sicily, Islamic North Africa, Byzantium, medieval Italy, Georgia and Armenia. whereas so much essays specialise in overdue Antiquity and the center a while, additionally they glance again at Achaemenid Iran and ahead to Mughal India. themes mentioned contain actual and pseudo-writing, multilingual inscriptions, graffiti, writing disguised as photographs and pictures disguised as phrases. From public texts arrange on mountainsides or on church and madrasa partitions to intimate craftsmen's signatures, slightly seen at the undersides of useful gadgets, the inscriptions mentioned during this quantity demonstrate their meanings as textual and visible units.
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