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A material history of the Bible, England 1200-1553

Author: Eyal Poleg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Series: British Academy monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"This book is the first in-depth study of the production and use of Bibles in late medieval and early modern England. Over three and a half centuries, from the nascent universities and Latin Bibles of the thirteenth century to the death of Edward VI in 1553, it puts a new perspective on the advent of moveable type print and religious reform. Based on the analysis of hundreds of biblical manuscripts and prints it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eyal Poleg
ISBN: 0197266711 9780197266717
OCLC Number: 1154327694
Notes: "Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press."
Description: xxxiv, 227 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 26 cm.
Contents: The late medieval Bible: beyond innovation --
Wycliffite Bibles and the limits of orthodoxy --
The first printed English Bibles --
The Great Bible as a useless book --
Into fast forward: the Bibles of Edward VI.
Series Title: British Academy monograph.
Responsibility: Eyal Poleg.


This study of hundreds of manuscripts and early printed books reveals that the Bible has never been an abstract text. This book offers a new history of the Bible in England, putting the advent of  Read more...


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