The margin notes made in old books provide information that is important for fields like classical history, history of mentalities and perceptions, geopolitics and cultural studies since they reflect aspects related to habitats, socio-economic features of specific areas and communities, social categories such as the elites holding the power to influence the whole community and culturally influential leaders. This book is based on the information provided by the 17th century documents belonging to the Romanian community in Șchei that are now in the archives of Brașov. These documents have never been republished, which lends originality to the current endeavor. Out of 44 documents analyzed, 29 contain margin notes, whereas 14 bear no annotations whatsoever. Even though there are much more documents in the inventory dating back to the 17th century, they could not be consulted because of their deteriorated condition before being included in the archives or because of damage resulting from fire.
The information gathered upon the consultation of the above mentioned documents is organized in four chapters.
The introductory chapter outlines the most important, as well as the most recent research on old Romanian books that are archived in various places in Romania that underpin the guidelines for this book. In this respect, there are two major contributions worth noting: those of Nicolae Iorga and the team from the Romanian Academy.
Nicolae Iorga focuses his research on areas rich in old Romanian books. Concerning the old books from Transylvania...
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