The Book: A History of the Bible

Christopher de Hamel


The Book: A History of the Bible

The Book: A History of the Bible

  • Title: The Book: A History of the Bible
  • Author: Christopher de Hamel
  • ISBN: 9780714837741
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover



Telling the momentous story of the Bible as a book, this volume traces its publication in endless forms and numerous languages from its origins to the present day 250 illustrations, 200 in color.


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Finally, after reading several non-fiction books of great interest but lesser quality writing, a good match of both subject and quality.The Bible as a book is the subject of this history, which is not explicitly (or explicitly is not) a religious or spiritual work, and the author announces his intention not to declare his personal spiritual intentions.However, by the end of the book, when he has examined recent archaeological manuscript discoveries that historically place the original of the som [...]

This is a splendidly large book that gives the history of The Bible, which the author allows is a very emotionally charged subject, as very few people have neutral views of it. The author does a very good job of explaining the changes that have happened to the Bible over the centuries, and I am very happy to have read this book and to have my own copy on my shelves.After an Introduction, the book begins with Latin Bibles from Jerome to Charlemagne, and continues with various Bibles (or what we n [...]

1. No mention of nunneries and only one female patron so far, 1/3 though.2. Uncomfortable with assertion of how v early medieval Christians used texts without much evidence given.3. He can't really seem to work out whether he is or is not talking about the texts and what they say, or focussing exclusively on the material culture. If both, he shouldn't have denied the former early on.

Full of beautiful pictures of other beautiful books, this book tells a thorough history of the development of what we know of as the Bible. I learned a ton -- about the invention of printing, about the Protestant Reformation, about the ways the Bible was used, particularly in western Europe -- and appreciated De Hamel's clear prose and excellent research.

Really checked this out for the photos, which are beautiful. I only read a chapter, maybe two. Too complicated and dry for me right now.

Fascinating. I read for a class but enjoyed it as well.

This book is beautifully illustrated and full of informative details about the Bible as a book - a literary text - rather than as a religious artefact. Easy to read, down to earth, not esoteric.

Just ran out of time to finish before having to return it to the library very interesting book on the history of the Bible AS a book.


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