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Bibil Identifier bibil:203131
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Christianity and the Transformation of the Book
Title (English, ) Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea
Author Grafton, Anthony
Author Williams, Megan
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 47684
Place 23"00/07"
Publishing house The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Place Cambridge (Mass.)/London
ISBN 978-0-674-02314-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvi Pages
367 Pages
height in cm 21,5
Genre Original
Abstract When early Christians began to study the Bible, and to write their own history and that of the Jews whom they claimed to supersede, they used scholarly methods invented by the librarians and literary critics of Hellenistic Alexandria. But Origen and Eusebius, two scholars of late Roman Caesarea, did far more. Both produced new kinds of books, in which parallel columns made possible critical comparisons previously unenvisioned, whether between biblical texts or between national histories. Eusebius went even farther, creating new research tools, new forms of history and polemic, and a new kind of library to support both research and book production.
Christianity and the Transformation of the Book combines broad-gauged synthesis and close textual analysis to reconstruct the kinds of books and the ways of organizing scholarly inquiry and collaboration among the Christians of Caesarea, on the coast of Roman Palestine. The book explores the dialectical relationship between intellectual history and the history of the book, even as it expands our understanding of early Christian scholarship. Christianity and the Transformation of the Book attends to the social, religious, intellectual, and institutional contexts within which Origen and Eusebius worked, as well as the details of their scholarly practices--practices that, the authors argue, continued to define major sectors of Christian learning for almost two millennia and are, in many ways, still with us today. (From the publisher's website)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Scripture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Hexapla
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
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