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

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

by Anthony Grafton, Megan Williams
     
 

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 historySee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674030480
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Cast of Characters

Introduction: Scholars, Books, and Libraries in the Christian Tradition

1. Origen at Caesarea: A Christian Philosopher among his Books

2. Origen's Hexapla: Scholarship, Culture, and Power

3. Eusebius's Chronicle: History Made Visible

4. Eusebius at Caesarea: A Christian Impresario of the Codex

Coda: Caesarea in History and Tradition

Abbreviations

Bibliography

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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