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The Bible in English : its history and influence

Author: David Daniell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[The author] charts the ... impact successive versions of the Bible have had on the people and communities that read them. He explains the work of major translators, the history of influential translations following Tyndale, including Coverdale's, the Geneva Bibles, and the King James Bible, and how ... Americans have contributed in the late twentieth century, especially after the American Revised Standard Version  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Daniell
OCLC Number: 55041355
Notes: Originally published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Before printing: Bible in Britain from the earliest times to AD 850; Anglo-Saxon Bible, 850-1066; Romance and piety, 1066-1350; Wyclif ('Lollard') Bibles; Before and after Wyclif, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries --
After printing ; Greek New Testament of Erasmus, 1516 and after; Reformation in England; William Tyndale?1494-1536; After Tyndale; Coverdale's Bible, 1535; 'Matthew's' Bible, 1537; Great Bible, 1539; Towards the reign of Edward VI, 1547-1553; English plain style, and Bible reading; Geneva New Testament, 1557; Geneva Bible, 1560; Reformation psalms; Bishops' Bible, 1568; Laurence Tomson and the revision of the Geneva New Testament, 1576; Rheims New Testament, 1582; 'Geneva-Tomson-Junius', 1599; Explorers of the Revelation, Spenser and Shakespeare; English Bible in America, from the beginnings to 1640; King James version, 1611; Printing the King James Bible; Bible in England in the seventeenth century; Consolidation of KJV, 1660-1710; Bible in England and Ireland, 1710-1760; More psalms, and hymns; Bible in America to 1776; English Bible against fashionable deism, Handel and Pope as examples; English Bible in America, 1777 to the early nineteenth century; Towards 1769, and after; Mathew Carey and the American Bible flood; Nineteenth-century Bible in Britain, and two artists; English revised version, 1870-85; English bible in America, 1841-1899; Bible translation into English in the twentieth century --
Appendix: Translators to the reader the preface to the first, 1611 edition of KJV --
Abbreviations --
Chronological list of Bibles in English to which reference is made.
Responsibility: David Daniell.

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[The author] charts the ... impact successive versions of the Bible have had on the people and communities that read them. He explains the work of major translators, the history of influential translations following Tyndale, including Coverdale's, the Geneva Bibles, and the King James Bible, and how ... Americans have contributed in the late twentieth century, especially after the American Revised Standard Version ... This ... book reveals how the endeavor of translating the Bible into English has changed religious practice, the arts, society, and the English language itself.-Dust jacket.

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