Bibles before the Year 1000
Hardback 366pp Illustrated 266x240mm
9781588342409   Product Code: 17561
The word 'Bible' derives from the Greek for 'little books', since Christian texts first circulated not as a unified body of teaching but in the form of individual scrolls and codices. In the Beginning is an exploration of the dynamic synergism between developments in book technology and the shaping of the canonical Christian scriptures. It is illustrated with colour reproductions of pages from more than 70 volumes, ranging from scraps of humble papyrus to sumptuous illuminated manuscripts.