Practice Makes Perfect

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Scott Bucking: Practice Makes Perfect. P. Cotsen-Princeton 1 and the Training of Scribes in Byzantine Egypt. Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780974516844 Size: 23 x 18 cm Binding: Hardcover. In slipcase. Illustration: With a 61-page colour facsimile of the manuscript and additional illustrations in the text. Pages: 266 p

This book by papyrologist Scott Bucking is about a 7th century Sahidic Coptic manuscript including a syllabary and simple text indicating its use for elementary instruction in a monastery. The text provides a papyrological description of the manuscript, with a text describing its historical and social context and discusses current issues in papyrology relating to papyri as archaeological objects.