The emblem book customized as a Stammbuch is a material manifestation of early modern cultural practices of knowledge creation and organization. Dorothea von Anhalt's use of Andreas Friedrich's Emblemata Nova⋯ (1617) as a Stammbuch created a hybrid artifact of dynasty and devotion as manuscript entries made by Dorothea's extended family members merged with the existing printed material. This unique book illuminates female practices of recording, circulating, and preserving dynastic and religious knowledge at North German Protestant courts.
- Book collecting
- Customized book
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Literature and Literary Theory