Testaments of time : the search for lost manuscripts and records / Leo Deuel.


[1st ed.].. New York : Knopf, 1965.

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Subjects Archeologie.
Handschriften.
Manuscripts -- Conservation and restoration.
Manuscripts -- History.
Manuscripts.
Manuscrits -- Conservation.
Manuscrits -- Histoire.
Papyrus (Manuscrits)
Description xxxii, 590, xxi pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 566-590).
Also issued online.
Summary Panorama of the astonishing work done to retrieve and restore ancient texts, of the scholar-adventurers who gave us vast new knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Mexico, and Central Asia, and of the origins of the Bible.
Contents I. The quest for Cicero : Petrarch -- II. Humanists in action : Boccaccio and Salutati -- III. The passionate bookhunter : Poggio Bracciolini -- IV. Rolls and a villa -- V. The papyrus of Egypt -- VII. The traffic in papyri : Wallis Budge -- VIII. Pearls from the rubbish heap : Grenfell and Hunt -- IX. Oxyrhynchus revisited -- X.A book without covers -- XI. The World's oldest books -- XII. The bible of the Canaanites -- XIII. Tischendorf searches for the "best" New Testament -- XIV. The Codex Sinaiticus -- XV. Two lady scholars in the Levant -- XVI. The elusive Diatessaron -- XVII. More light on the New Testament -- XVIII. The Cairo geniza. -- XIX. Caves in the Judean wilderness -- XX. The Shapira mystery -- XXI. A profusion of silk, bark, and paper : (a) Inner Asia -- XXII. In the steps of Marco Polo : Aurel Stein -- XXIII. The spell of the Mexican picture books : from Humboldt to Kingsborough -- XXIV. Brasseur discovers Landa and the antediluvians -- XXV. The Devil exorcised : from Zelia Nuttall to Alfonso Caso.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)575271
(OCoLC)ocm00575271
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WorldCat Identities Deuel, Leo.
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