Early Christian Books in Egypt

Early Christian Books in Egypt

by Roger S. Bagnall


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691140261
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/26/2009
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 705,663
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Roger S. Bagnall is professor of ancient history and director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. His books include Egypt in Late Antiquity (Princeton).

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Preface xi

A Note on Abbreviations xv

Chapter I: The Dating of the Earliest Christian Books in Egypt General Considerations 1

Chapter II: Two Case Studies 25

Chapter III: The Economics of Book Production 50

Chapter IV: The Spread of the Codex 70

Notes 91

Bibliography 99

Index of Subjects 105

Index of Papyrological Texts Discussed 110

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This book is brilliant, concise, and elegantly written. Bagnall provides a masterful and readable study, while also addressing a number of controversies in early Christian studies. The book will be an instant and major classic in the field—it is that good.
T. G. Wilfong, University of Michigan

Robert Kraft

Written by one of the world's leading papyrologists, this book is full of valuable and interesting information that will help to advance the discussion of a hot topic.
Robert Kraft, University of Pennsylvania

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