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The Acts of the Early Church Councils: Production and Character


The present study examines the acts of ancient church councils as the objects of textual practices, in their editorial shaping and in their material conditions. The book analyses the purposes and expectations governing and inscribed into the use and creation of these acts. It traces the processes of their production, starting from the recording of spoken interventions during a meeting, to the preparation of minutes of individual sessions, to their collection into larger units, their storage, and the earliest attempts at their dissemination. It contends that the preparation of ‘paperwork’ is ce ... More

Keywords: use and production of council acts, types of records, notaries and secretaries, textual practices, material text-objects

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198868170
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198868170.001.0001
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