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    DescriptionWhen early Christians began to study the Bible, and to write their own history and that of the Jews whom they claimed to supersede, they used scholarly methods invented by the librarians and literary critics of Hellenistic Alexandria. But Origen and Eusebius, two scholars of late Roman Caesarea, produced new kinds of books, in which parallel columns made possible critical comparisons previously unenvisioned.


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    Title
    Christianity and the Transformation of the Book
    Subtitle
    Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Grafton, By (author) Megan Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674030480
    ISBN 10: 0674030486
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13553000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL013000, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 270.10922
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, REL033000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, JBCC9
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    The Belknap Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Chair of the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. His many books include Bring Out Your Dead and The Footnote (both from Harvard). Megan Williams is Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at the University of Montana in Missoula.
    Review quote
    "The book succeeds in placing Origen and Eusebius firmly and illuminatingly against a world in which Christianity had not yet triumphed, and they convey vividly the intellectual daring involved in these pioneering attempts to articulate and define Christianity alongside and against the Jewish and the classical worldviews." - Eamon Duffy, New York Review of Books"
    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