Women Writers, Writing for Women

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195171297
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918140 | DOI:
Women Writers, Writing for Women

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This chapter focuses on the roles women had in the production, reproduction, and dissemination of early Christian literature. Evidence for women as authors, scribe copyists, book-lenders, and patrons appears in the literary, papyrological, and epigraphic remains. Although normally minimized, the chapter argues that understanding the participation of women in ancient/early Christian “book culture” is important for understanding the dynamics of book production and reception in early Christianity.

Keywords: authors; book culture; book-lenders; copyists; papyri; patrons; scribes; women

Chapter.  5672 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Christianity

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