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Testaments of time : the search for lost manuscripts and records

Author: Leo Deuel
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.View all editions and formats
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Panorama of the astonishing work done to retrieve and restore ancient texts, of the scholar-adventurers who gave us vast new knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Mexico, and Central Asia, and of the origins of the Bible.
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Genre/Form: History
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Deuel, Leo.
Testaments of time.
New York, Knopf, 1965
(OCoLC)578147490
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Deuel
OCLC Number: 575271
Description: xxxii, 590, xxi p. : illus., maps, ports ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. The quest for Cicero : Petrarch --
II. Humanists in action : Boccaccio and Salutati --
III. The passionate bookhunter : Poggio Bracciolini --
IV. Rolls and a villa --
V. The papyrus of Egypt --
VII. The traffic in papyri : Wallis Budge --
VIII. Pearls from the rubbish heap : Grenfell and Hunt --
IX. Oxyrhynchus revisited --
X. A book without covers --
XI. The World's oldest books --
XII. The bible of the Canaanites --
XIII. Tischendorf searches for the "best" New Testament --
XIV. The Codex Sinaiticus --
XV. Two lady scholars in the Levant --
XVI. The elusive Diatessaron --
XVII. More light on the New Testament --
XVIII. The Cairo geniza. --
XIX. Caves in the Judean wilderness --
XX. The Shapira mystery --
XXI. A profusion of silk, bark, and paper : ( a) Inner Asia --
XXII. In the steps of Marco Polo : Aurel Stein --
XXIII. The spell of the Mexican picture books : from Humboldt to Kingsborough --
XXIV. Brasseur discovers Landa and the antediluvians --
XXV. The Devil exorcised : from Zelia Nuttall to Alfonso Caso.
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Panorama of the astonishing work done to retrieve and restore ancient texts, of the scholar-adventurers who gave us vast new knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Mexico, and Central Asia, and of the origins of the Bible.

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Archaeology of the Book

by papyri (WorldCat user published 2009-05-16) Excellent Permalink

This is one of the best books about the archaeology of the book.  It discusses the discovery of ancient Egyptian papyri, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Codex Sinaiticus and other related topics.  This book brings together material from disperate sources and material mostly available only in academic/scholarly...
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