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Bibles : an illustrated history from papyrus to print

Author: Christopher De Hamel
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the captivating and colorful images collected here reveal, in many ways the history of the Bible mirrors the history of the book and publishing. Presented chronologically, the Bibles provide a fascinating look into the book-making techniques and characteristics of their time. From the fragile papyrus fragments of the ancient world to medieval illuminated manuscripts and glorious modern printed editions, each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher De Hamel
ISBN: 9781851242986 1851242988
OCLC Number: 670480382
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The original languages --
Gospel books and uncials --
Romanesque and Gothic --
Medieval translations --
Ancient translations --
Since the Reformation.
Responsibility: Christopher de Hamel.

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A snapshot of the biblical tradition over nearly 2,000 years presented through beautiful illustrations of sixty rare and unique Bibles.  Read more...

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