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The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 2, From 600 to 1450

The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 2, From 600 to 1450 (Hardback)

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This volume examines the development and use of the Bible from late Antiquity to the Reformation, tracing both its geographical and its intellectual journeys from its homelands throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean and into northern Europe. Richard Marsden and Ann Matter's volume provides a balanced treatment of eastern and western biblical traditions, highlighting processes of transmission and modes of exegesis among Roman and Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims and illuminating the role of the Bible in medieval inter-religious dialogue. Translations into Ethiopic, Slavic, Armenian and Georgian vernaculars, as well as Romance and Germanic, are treated in detail, along with the theme of allegorized spirituality and established forms of glossing. The chapters take the study of Bible history beyond the cloisters of medieval monasteries and ecclesiastical schools to consider the influence of biblical texts on vernacular poetry, prose, drama, law and the visual arts of East and West.

Richard Marsden is Emeritus Professor of Old English at the University of Nottingham. His published works include The Text of the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England (1995) and an edition of The Old English Heptateuch and 'lfric's Libellus de ueteri testamento et nouo (2008), along with other books and articles on scriptural translation and the Latin Bible. E. Ann Matter is the William R. Kenan, Jr Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches and writes about medieval Christian culture, especially biblical interpretation and the history of spirituality. Her publications include The Voice of My Beloved: The Song of Songs in Western Medieval Christianity (1990).

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