Guardians of Letters
Literacy, Power and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature
By (author) Kim Haines-Eitzen
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Guardians of Letters by Kim Haines-Eitzen
Book DescriptionWho were the scribes who copied early Christian literature during the second and third centuries? What roles did they play in the reproduction and dissemination of these writings? To answer these questions, this study uses evidence from early Christian literature and the earliest Christian papyri - including their form, physical features, and textual characteristics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195135640
(241mm x 162mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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The book provides a thorough treatment of the roles of women as authors, scribes, booklenders, and patrons of early Christianity literature, and of the ways in which the representation of female figures was contested in the process of copying early Christian texts.
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