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Męka kopisty i rozkosz kaligrafa. Przyczynek do problemu psychodynamiki pisma w europejskim średniowieczu
The Copyist’s Suffering and the Calligrapher’s Joy: On the Psychodynamics of Writing in Medieval Europe

Author(s): Paweł Majewski
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Visual Arts, Comparative history, Middle Ages, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: writing; handwriting; calligraphy; history of writing

Summary/Abstract: Focusing on the early Middle Ages, Majewski compares the literacy practices of European scribes with those of East Asian calligraphers. His analysis is based on the principles of the psychodynamics of handwriting, both alphabetic and ideographic. Majewski attempts to find the same principles in sources that discuss the psycho-physiological states related to the discussed literacy practices.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 139-158
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish