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Small Things of Greatest Consequence: Miniature Bibles in America


 
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1. Title Title of document Small Things of Greatest Consequence: Miniature Bibles in America - Miniature Books
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Dorina Parmenter; Spalding University; United States
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) miniature book; religious book; religious text; small book; history of books; sacred text
 
5. Subject Subject classification Religious texts; books
 
6. Description Abstract This chapter provides an overview of miniature books designated as “Bibles” that were produced in North America, with a focus on popular nineteenth-century children’s “thumb Bibles.” It examines the intended use of these Bibles, as evidenced in the prefaces to the printed books, as well as the ways that American printers altered their English prototypes and produced new volumes that reflected ideals of childhood and Christian education in the U.S. during the time. The study also addresses how developments in printing technology affected the form, content, and use of miniature Bibles since the end of the nineteenth century.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 25-Sep-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/37763
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.37763
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Miniature Books
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd