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Christianity, book-burning and censorship in late antiquity : studies in text transmission

Author: Dirk Rohmann
Publisher: Berlin, Germany ; Boston : De Gruyter GmbH, [2016]
Series: Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, 135.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The role of Christian institutions, writers and saints in the active suppression and destruction of books in Late Antiquity has received little consideration. The author argues that texts and ideas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rohmann, Dirk.
Christianity, book-burning, and censorship in late antiquity.
Boston : De Gruyter, 2016
(DLC) 2016034950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Rohmann
ISBN: 9783110484458 3110484455
OCLC Number: 951452998
Description: ix, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Great Persecution, the emperor Julian and Christian reactions --
Fahrenheit AD 451 : imperial legislation and public authority --
Holy men, clerics and ascetics --
Materialist philosophy --
Moral disapproval of literary genres --
Destruction of libraries --
The post-Roman successor states --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, 135.
Responsibility: Dirk Rohmann.

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