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“The sum of All in All”: the miniature book and the nature of legibility

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The preface to a mid-seventeenth century edition of Verbum Sempiternum declares that 'though the Volume and the Work be smal,/Yet it containes the sum of All in All.'; A miniaturised devotional work, Verbum Sempiternum uses its size to frame a tension between human and divine scale: in this case, smallness is made to articulate ontological implications, showing how a human form might attempt to comprehend a limitless divine reality. In doing so, the book demonstrates the way in which all kind...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
Small Things in the Eighteenth Century: The Political and Personal Value of the Miniature
Chapter number:
1
Place of publication:
Cambridge
EISBN:
9781108993296
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1262944
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pubs:1262944
Deposit date:
2022-06-10

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