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Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission
Rohmann, Dirk

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016 pp. ix + 360. $140.00

Series Information
Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, 135


Description: The role of Christian institutions, writers and saints in the active suppression and destruction of books in Late Antiquity has received surprisingly little consideration. The author argues that texts and ideas from materialistic philosophical traditions were vulnerable to destruction, censorship or suppression through prohibition of the copying of manuscripts. This includes texts which were to become the basis for modern philosophy and science.

Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology

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Review by Evgenia Moiseeva
Published 2/8/2018
Citation: Evgenia Moiseeva, review of Dirk Rohmann, Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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