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Picture story
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The manifestations of pictorial narrative include works that are totally different – in medium, function, and artistic aim. The history of the pictorial narrative begins in the pre-Christian era with the petroglyphs in Stone Age caves and runs through the ancient Egyptian books of the dead, medieval tapestries (Bayeux), and late medieval block books, down to the imagerie populaire of the 18th and 19th centuries. The dawn of the 20th century marks the beginning of the era of the comic strip, a pictorial narrative associated originally with the enterta…

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Bangerter-Schmid, Eva-Maria, “Picture story”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017629>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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