Monday, February 25, 2019

Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature

Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature
Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths. An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in their Geographical Context: Production, Copying, Usage, Dissemination and Preservation
An exhaustive digital Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature provides a new comprehensive perspective on the spread and development of Coptic literature and manuscript culture. This versatile tool allows detailed and focused research and correlation of chronological, regional and thematic data. It also illustrates the relationship between settlements uncovered by the archaeological and topographical investigations and intellectual activity revealed in manuscripts.
The Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature is based on a central web database will be continuously updated in the future. The database is composed of seven fundamental parts (entities), dedicated to Places, Manuscripts, Works, Authors, Titles, Colophons, and Collections. Each part addresses specific issues and follows its own methodological guidelines and descriptive protocols which are closely linked to each other in a network pattern that draws it strength from these links. The principal aim is to provide the literary and manuscript tradition with a sound archaeological and geographical context and vice-versa.
The Atlas gives full access to the main database and provides different types of search experience, from the easiest (and easy to perform) to the most refined and granular.
To help and guide users towards interesting research results some default search filters are prepared and made available, ready to be run and visualised. These “Saved queries” are available for single parts and for geographic data visualisation.

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