The Book: A History of the Bible

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Phaidon Press, Sep 25, 2001 - Design - 352 pages
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The Bible is the most successful book ever written. For well over 1,000 years it has been the most widely circulated of all written works, and it has affected the culture, language and art of more people than any other book has done. In turn, every age has adapted and used the Bible for its own purposes, influencing its shape, appearance and language. This is a narrative of the Bible as an artefact -- an account of how it has changed, evolved and survived during its extraordinary journey through history.

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Fascinating. I read for a class but enjoyed it as well. Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

1. No mention of nunneries and only one female patron so far, 1/3 though. 2. Uncomfortable with assertion of how v early medieval Christians used texts without much evidence given. 3. He can't really ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vi
Latin Bibles from Jerome to Charlemagne
12
The Bible in Hebrew and Greek
40
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Christopher de Hamel is the Head of the Department of Manuscripts at Sotheby's London and author of Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen Series).

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