Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 384 pages
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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.
 

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In a collaborative effort, Grafton (history, Princeton Univ.) and Williams (religious studies, Univ. of Montana, Missoula) give an in-depth and thoroughly researched treatise about the impact early ... Read full review

Contents

Scholars Books and Libraries in theChristian Tradition
1
A Christian Philosopher among His Books
22
Scholarship Culture and Power
86
History Made Visible
133
A Christian Impresario of the Codex
178
Caesarea in History and Tradition
233
Abbreviations
246
Bibliography
247
Notes
291
Acknowledgments
354
Index
357
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