Print Culture and the Modern World - Important Terms And Concepts
Category : 10th Class
Print Culture and the Modern World
IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONCEPTS
- Calligraphy: Decorative writing; Art of writing beautifully using fine pen, ink, etc.
- Autobiography: Story of one's own life written by the author himself or herself.
- Anthology: Collection of passages from literature, especially poetry and song.
- Mechanical Press: A press for printing which is operated by machines.
- Scribes: Ancient and medieval copyist of manuscripts.
- Manuscript: Book or document written by hand; author's original copy-handwritten or typed, not printed.
- Vellum: Fine parchment originally from skin of calf or other animal. Manuscript written on this.
- Parchment: Skin of animals like goat or sheep specially prepared for writing, painting, etc.
- Foliage: Leaves, Leafage.
- Compositors: One who sets up type for printing. The person who composes the text for printing.
- Ballad: Sentimental song with repeated melody; poem or song in short stanzas narrating a popular story. It can be a historical account.
- Tavern: Inn or public house where people gather for a drink to eat and to meet friends and exchange news.
- New Testament: Part of Bible concerned with teachings of Christ and his earliest followers.
- Protestant Reformation Movement: A movement of protest against the corrupt practices of the Catholic Church. The movement was led by Martin Luther, a German monk.
- Chapbooks: Cheap pocket size books available at roadside shops of books.
- Lithography: A process of printing from stone or metal surface so treated that the ink adheres only to the design required to be printed.
- Vernacular Language: Language or dialect of the country, language spoken by a particular clan or group.