Brent Nongbri, God's library: the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts. . New Haven: Yale University Press, . xi, 403 p.. ISBN 9780300215410 $35.00.Excerpt:
Donatella Tronca, University of Verona. email@example.com
Although Nongbri sometimes leaves the reader feeling that the only certainty is that there are no certainties, regarding both dating and information about the provenance of manuscripts, this apparent sense of defeat can be countered by adopting his approach: analysing and reconstructing all the available data about the manuscripts, the history of the collections, the cataloguing, the analytical description and—hopefully—the open access digitisation.For earlier reviews etc. of the book, see here and links.
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