Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 31.50  
Retail Value $ 45.00  
You Save $ 13.50  (30%)  
Item Number 41287  
Buy New $31.50
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.
Currently unavailable...

Item description for In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 by Michelle P. Brown, Harry Y. Gamble, Herbert L. Kessler & Monica J. Blanchard...

A companion volume to a major exhibition assembles seventy of the world's most significant biblical codices, reproducing in lavish detail an assemblage of rare scriptural copies, papyrus scraps, and vellum artifacts, complemented by authoritarian essays on the Bible's thousand-year transformation into a complex symbol of faith.

Publishers Description
Michelle Brown, former curator at the British Library, gathers together seventy fragile biblical treasures in this sumptuously illustrated volume that captures the development of both Bible and book, as well as a formative period of early Christian history. The book features a number of rare parchments, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and jeweled bindings, including new finds from the Monastery of St. Catherine's at Mount Sinai, Egypt, and the Niketas Bible of the 10th-century CE, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine illumination. Leading authorities in the field explore the early history of the Bible in the accompanying essays, revealing its transformation into the complex symbol of faith that it is today.
Michelle P. Brown is Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, University of London; Visiting Professor, Leeds University; Regional Programmes (and formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts), British Library; Lay Canon and Chapter Member of Saint Paul's Cathedral, London.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Smithsonian Books
Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.15" Width: 9.95" Height: 10.9"
Weight:   4.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Smithsonian Books
ISBN  1588342409  
ISBN13  9781588342409  

Availability  0 units.

More About Michelle P. Brown, Harry Y. Gamble, Herbert L. Kessler & Monica J. Blanchard

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leslie Webster is Deputy Keeper in the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities, British Museum. Michelle Brown is Curator of Manuscripts in the British Library.

Michelle Brown was born in 1960.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Education

Christian Product Categories
Books > Education (K-12) > Social Science > History

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000?

BR's review  Mar 21, 2007
The pictures are exceptional. i can spend hours just looking through it. I have already loaned it to a church friend to share in her disciple bible study class. I have taken it in to church to share. I will be reading and looking at this book for the rest of my life.
A wonderful resource  Mar 8, 2007
Anyone who is truly interested in the Bible should add this book to his or her library. The essays honor the inspired nature of biblical texts without ignoring the reality of the very human nature of their authorship and preservation. And the photographs of the various pieces of scripture are beautifully done.

Write your own review about In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy