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Title:
The Bible as book : the manuscript tradition
Author:
Sharpe, John L., III (John Lawrence), 1939-
Publication Information:
London : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, in association with The Scriptorium, Center for Christian Antiquities, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xi, 260 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Collection of papers based on a conference held in Hampton Court, Herefordshire, in May 1995, and sponsored by the Scriptorium, Center for Christian Antiquities.
Language:
English
Contents:
Scribal practices and physical aspects of the Dead Sea Scrolls / Emanuel Tov -- The Christian book in Egypt: innovation and the Coptic tradition / Stephen Emmel -- Early Christian libraries / Bastiaan Van Elderen -- The creation of the great codices / T.S. Pattie -- Gospel harmony and the names of Christ in the Book of Kells / Jennifer O'Reilly -- The Psalms in the Irish church: the most recent research on text, commentary, and decoration--with emphasis on the so-called Psalter of Charlemagne / Martin McNamara -- A Northumbrian text family / Christopher Verey -- Cultural transmission: illustrated biblical manuscripts from the medieval Eastern Christian and Arab worlds / Lucy-Anne Hunt -- Books of Hours: imaging the Word / Christopher de Hamel -- 'Ask what I am called': the Anglo-Saxons and their Bibles / Richard Marsden -- Lay literacy, the democratization of God's Law and the Lollards / Christina von Nolcken -- Some representations of the Book and book-making, from the earliest codex forms through Jost Amman / Christopher Clarkson -- The Armenian bookmaking tradition in the Christian East: a comparison with the Syriac and Greek traditions / Sylvie L. Merian -- The image as exegetical tool: paintings in medieval Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible / Gabrielle Sed-Rajna -- The theology of the Word made flesh / Andrew Louth.
ISBN:
9781884718380
Format :
Book

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This first volume examines the many ways in which the Bible, as a manuscript, was given shape and identity by different communities of believers. All Bible as Book titles are co-published with The British Library.