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Eusebius - Historia ecclesiastica (1570)
Basel: 1570. Very good for its age. Eusebius Caesariensis (Eusebius Pamphili)- Historia ecclesiastica, ses prope secilorum res gestas, Basileæ: Ex officina Eusebii Episcopii, & Nic. Fratris Hæredum, 1570. Folio. [xi] 672pp, [xxx] With the printer's device on the title-page and on the verso of the last leaf. A very rare edition of this seminal work of ecclesiastical history, written in 326 after his participation in the synod of Tyre, where he presided. The original vellum with its embossed design containing indecipherable(?) text has been largely preserved and at some stage remounted on boards. Internally, the text is surprisingly fresh, with the usual occasional stains and worm-holes. Some professional repair to individual pages. There is the signature of a previous owner dated 1638(?) on the title page. Eusebius of Caesarea (AD 260/265 - 339/340), also known as Eusebius Pamphili, was a Greek historian of Christianity, exegete, and Christian polemicist. He became the bishop of Caesarea Maritima about 314 AD. Together with Saint Pamphilus of Caesarea (latter half of the 3rd century - 309), he was a scholar of the Biblical canon and is regarded as an extremely learned Christian of his time. He wrote Demonstrations of the Gospel, Preparations for the Gospel, and On Discrepancies between the Gospels, studies of the Biblical text. As "Father of Church History" he produced the Ecclesiastical History, On the Life of Pamphilus, the Chronicle and On the Martyr. He was also a key consolatory figure in the council of Nicaea. His Historia Ecclesiastica is his most important work and p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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