Temporal dimensions in Notes on Manuscripts and Old Books in Moldavia, I–IV, a corpus edited by I. Caproșu and E. Chiaburu
Faculty of Letters, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Bd. Carol I 11, 700506 Iași, Romania
Received December 7, 2016
Accepted January 1, 2017
Published March 23, 2017
This article is part of a broader research regarding the evolution of mentalities in the period starting with the 16th century, the aim of the present research being to identify and discuss the ways in which people in those days perceived time.
Our research focused on the material provided by the marginal notes—with a value of their own—made by readers on the pages of manuscripts from Moldavia over the span of more than 400 years. The main instruments we have employed are analysis and synthesis, from a diachronic perspective, from particular to general, by means of the inductive method.
As a result, an image has been shaped of the means by which the event, as an element of time, was perceived and rendered, and of the way in which time becomes the fundamental landmark of life, the one that comprises, marks, and generates the entire reality.
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