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Books and readers in the early church : a history of early Christian texts / Harry Y. Gamble.

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Subject: Bible. New Testament > Publication and distribution > Rome.
Bible. New Testament > Publication and distribution > Rome.
Bible. New Testament > Publication et diffusion > Rome.
Bible. New Testament.
Christian literature, Early > Latin authors > History and criticism.
Christians > Books and reading > Rome.
Literacy > Rome.
Church libraries > Rome.
Christian libraries > Rome.
Church history > Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Books and reading > Rome.
Books > Rome.
Littérature chrétienne primitive > Publication et diffusion > Rome.
Livres > Rome > Histoire > Jusqu'à 400.
Livres > Rome > Histoire > 400-1400.
Chrétiens > Livres et lecture > Rome.
Alphabétisation > Rome.
Bibliothèques paroissiales > Rome.
Bibliothèques chrétiennes > Rome.
Église > Histoire > ca 30-600 (Église primitive)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780300194340
  • ISBN: 030019434X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (337 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Literacy and literary culture in early Christianity -- The early Christian book -- The publication and circulation of early Christian literature -- Early Christian libraries -- The uses of early Christian books.
Summary: This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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