Christianity and the Transformation of the Book
Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea
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Christianity and the Transformation of the Book by Anthony Grafton
Book DescriptionWhen 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, produced new kinds of books, in which parallel columns made possible critical comparisons previously unenvisioned.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674030480
(210mm x 140mm x 26mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Chair of the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. His many books include Bring Out Your Dead and The Footnote (both from Harvard). Megan Williams is Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at the University of Montana in Missoula.
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