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Early Christian books in Egypt

Roger S. Bagnall (Author)
"For the past hundred years, much has been written about the early editions of Christian texts discovered in the region that was once Roman Egypt. Scholars have cited these papyrus manuscripts - containing the Bible and other Christian works - as evidence of Christianity's presence in that historic area during the first three centuries AD. In Early Christian Books in Egypt, distinguished papyrologist Roger Bagnall shows that a great deal of this discussion and scholarship has been misdirected, biased, and at odds with the realities of the ancient world. Providing a detailed picture of the social, economic, and intellectual climate in which these manuscripts were written and circulated, he reveals that the number of Christian books from this period is likely fewer than previously believed."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©2009
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., ©2009
Church history
xv, 109 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780691140261, 069114026X
The dating of the earliest Christian books in Egypt: general considerations
Two case studies
The economics of book production
The spread of the codex Klappentext Klappentext Klappentext Inhaltsverzeichnis