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The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Kim Haines-Eitzen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book poses two sets of questions related to women and books in early Christianity: First, what roles did women play in the production, reproduction, and dissemination of early Christianity? And, ... More


Introduction. The Role of Scribes in the Transmission of Biblical Literature

Michael Fishbane

in Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Scribal practice provides the most concrete evidence for the transmission of a body of tradition, and of its elucidation and clarification. The nature and institution of scribal practice in ancient ... More


Sinners and Saints, Silent and Submissive?: The Textual/Sexual Transformation of Female Characters in the New Testament and Beyond

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on how the stories of Eve, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and other more minor New Testament female characters came to be rewritten in the process of copying. ... More


Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation that have taken place over recent years. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ... More


“First among All Women”: The Story of Thecla in Textual Transmission and Iconographic Remains

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The focus of this chapter is the figure of Thecla, a female character who has seen significant scholarly attention in recent years. How does the textual transmission of the second-century Acts of ... More


Early Christian Attitudes toward the Reproduction of Texts

Michael J Kruger

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

As scholars explore the state of the early New Testament text, the inductive study of the extant manuscripts we possess is the natural place to begin. However, there are also other lines of ... More


The Early Text of the New Testament

Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines and assesses from our earliest extant sources the most primitive state of the New Testament text now known. What sort of changes did scribes make to the text? What is the quality ... More


Theory and Practice in Ancient Egyptian Literature

Verena M. Lepper and Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses briefly the history of the study of Egyptian literature, highlighting how broader developments in the theory of literature have come to be applied within ... More


Egyptian Life, by and with Literary Texts

Ludwig D. Morenz

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses aspects of Egyptian ‘fine literature’ (belles-lettres), and combines general literary and cultural-scientific theoretical considerations with specific case studies from both ... More


The Early Text of Revelation

Tobias Nicklas

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter deals with questions of the textual transmission of the Book of Revelation. It describes traces of the text’s problematic route into the canon of the New Testament, and gives an overview ... More


Conclusion

Leonard Neidorf

in The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705113
eISBN:
9781501708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705113.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter surveys linguistic regularities in Beowulf in order to gauge the extent to which the poem’s text might have been altered during its transmission. For the literary critics and cultural ... More


“Through a Glass Darkly” (1 Corinthians 13:12): Textual Transmission and Historical Representation as Feminist Strategies in Early Medieval Europe

Felice Lifshitz

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Religious Women showed how the books produced by the scriptoria of Karlburg and Kitzingen reflected the feminist consciousness of both communities by defending consecrated women’s integration into ... More


The Early Text of Acts

Christopher Tuckett

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Prior to the great fourth-century uncials, seven manuscripts of Acts survive: six papyri and one parchment fragment. All are fragmentary and only cover a small amount of the text: hence any ... More


The Text of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers

Paul Foster

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the quest for the form of the NT text in the second century, some scholars have appealed to the corpus of writings we call the Apostolic Fathers. However, the loose citation techniques of the ... More


The Early Text of the Catholic Epistles

J. K. Elliott

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter is an analysis of all the distinctive readings in the seven Catholic Letters found in extant witnesses dating from before the mid-fourth century. The readings of eight papyri and one ... More


Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture

Felice Lifshitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256877
eISBN:
9780823261420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256877.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is a study of the intellectual culture of the women’s monasteries of the Main Valley during the eighth century, with a particular focus on Karlburg and Kitzingen. It is based on an analysis ... More


Spotlight on Method: (Revision through) Introduction

Sara J. Milstein

in Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205393
eISBN:
9780190205416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205393.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces the method of revision through introduction. In the process of recasting their received material, ancient Near Eastern scribes often added new content to the front. This is ... More


The Early Text of Mark

Peter M. Head

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The paucity of manuscripts, alongside the relative absence of information about the text of Mark in the early period, is something that distinguishes the text of Mark from that of the other three ... More


The Composition and Transmission of the History

Alicia Simpson

in Niketas Choniates: A Historiographical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670710
eISBN:
9780191758119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670710.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the complicated textual tradition and transmission of the History, focusing on the two main versions in which the text has survived, the b(revior) and the a(uctior), and ... More


John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Irene O'Daly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

John of Salisbury (c. 1120–80) is a key figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. A student at the cosmopolitan schools of medieval Paris, an associate of Thomas Becket and an acute commentator on ... More


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