In this Book

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Written by experts in the field, the essays in this volume examine the early Christian book from a wide range of disciplines: religion, art history, history, Near Eastern studies, and classics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-ix
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. Introduction: From Binding to Burning
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. I. Making the Book
  2. pp. 11-11
  1. 1. The Word Made Visible: The Exterior of the Early Christian Book as Visual Argument
  2. pp. 13-47
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  1. 2. Books and Book Production in the Monastic Communities of Byzantine Egypt
  2. pp. 48-66
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  1. II. Constructing Texts
  2. pp. 67-67
  1. 3. Talmud and “Fathers of the Church”: Theologies and the Making of Books
  2. pp. 69-85
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  1. 4. The Syriac Book of Women: Text and Metatext
  2. pp. 86-98
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  1. III. Passages and Places
  2. pp. 99-99
  1. 5. Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Jerome Inside the Book
  2. pp. 101-116
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  1. 6. City of Books: Augustine and the World as Text
  2. pp. 117-138
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  1. IV. Ceremony and the Law
  2. pp. 139-139
  1. 7. Judging by the Book: Christian Codices and Late Antique Legal Culture
  2. pp. 141-158
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  1. 8. The Symbolics of Book Burning: The Establishment of a Christian Ritual of Persecution
  2. pp. 159-173
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  1. V. Texts and the Body
  2. pp. 175-175
  1. 9. Engendering Palimpsests: Reading the Textual Tradition of the Acts of Paul and Thecla - Kim Haines-Eitzen
  2. pp. 177-193
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  1. 10. Holy Texts, Holy Men, and Holy Scribes: Aspects of Scriptural Holiness in Late Antiquity
  2. pp. 194-222
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  1. VI. Theory and the Book
  2. pp. 223-223
  1. 11. Sanctum, Lector, Percense Volumen: Snakes, Readers, and the Whole Text in Prudentius’s Hamartigenia
  2. pp. 225-240
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  1. 12. Theory, or the Dream of the Book (Mallarmé to Blanchot)
  2. pp. 241-273
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 275-305
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 307-309
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 311-314
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813220642
Print ISBN
9780813215310
MARC Record
OCLC
815970281
Pages
356
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
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