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Books and Readers in the Early Church - A History of Early Christian Texts (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R696
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Books and Readers in the Early Church - A History of Early Christian Texts (Paperback, New Ed): Harry Y. Gamble

Books and Readers in the Early Church - A History of Early Christian Texts (Paperback, New Ed)

Harry Y. Gamble

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This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed; who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes. Harry Y. Gamble interweaves practical and technological dimensions of the production and use of early Christian books with the social and institutional history of the period. Drawing on evidence from papyrology, codicology, textual criticism, and early church history, as well as on knowledge about the bibliographical practices that characterized Jewish and Greco-Roman culture, he offers a new perspective on the role of books in the first five centuries of the early church.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 1997
First published: September 1997
Authors: Harry Y. Gamble
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 336
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-06918-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Early Church
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Early Church
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Early Church
LSN: 0-300-06918-9
Barcode: 9780300069181

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