Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Concrete Abstractions: Ancient Texts As Artifacts And The Future Of Their Documentation And Distribution In The Digital Age

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the accomplishment of the vision both in terms of imaging technologies and implementation of optimal distribution of the images. It considers some of the most important and most recent imaging technologies that significantly improve the reading, analysis, reconstruction and decipherment of ancient texts and how their images can be effectively and intuitively distributed over the internet, using InscriptiFact as a model. The chapter explains the implementation in an online context of some of the most important viewing features and real-time functionalities that facilitate better overall understanding of ancient texts. An increasing number of scholars are learning advanced image documentation techniques and considering them fundamental to research and study of a wide range of ancient texts. Students, even at the undergraduate level, are learning image documentation techniques and facilitating scholarly study of texts and artifacts in ways that have never been previously available.

Keywords: ancient texts; artifacts; imaging technologies; InscriptiFact

10.1163/ej.9789004188655.i-328.60
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004188655.i-328.60
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Text Comparison and Digital Creativity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation