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The Oxford handbook of Byzantine literature

Author: Stratis Papaioannou
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Byzantine literary studies, despite their long scholarly tradition, remain a fragile enterprise, just as Byzantine Greek literature continues to be a relatively exotic domain. The present volume, the first of its kind in English, maps this literature and the field of its study, aiming to provide a true vade mecum, that will accompany as well as invite readers of Byzantine texts. In twenty-five chapters, composed by  Read more...
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The Oxford handbook of Byzantine literature
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
(DLC) 2020058304
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stratis Papaioannou
ISBN: 9780199351770 0199351775 0197567118 9780197567111
OCLC Number: 1243024625
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 763 pages) : illustrations
Contents: What is Byzantine literature? An introduction / Stratis Papaioannou --
Materials, norms, codes. Language / Martin Hinterberger --
Book culture / Filippo Ronconi and Stratis Papaioannou --
Theory of literature / Stratis Papaioannou --
Biblical hermeneutics / Fr. Maximos Constas --
) Memory : selection, citation, commonplace / Charis Messis and Stratis Papaioannou --
The reception of Classical literature and ancient myth / Anthony Kaldellis --
Translations I : from other languages into Greek. Latin / Réka Forrai --
Syriac / Pablo Ubierna --
Arabic / Charis Messis and Stratis Papaioannou --
Georgian / Nikoloz Aliksidze --
Neo-Latin languages / Carolina Cupane --
Forms. Orality and textuality (with an appendix on the Byzantine conceptions) / Charis Messis and Stratis Papaioannou --
Narrative : theory and practice / Ingela Nilsson --
Rhetorical practice / Alexander Riehle --
Rhetorical figures / Vessela Valiavitcharska --
A rhetorical genre(?) : the invective (9th-15th c.) / Ioannis Polemis --
Rewriting / Stephanos Efthymiadis --
Poetry? / Floris Bernard and Kristoffel Demoen --
Inscriptions / Ivan Drpić --
Metrics and prose rhythm / Wolfram Hörandner and Andreas Rhoby --
Sacred song / Stratis Papaioannou --
Recitation and chant : types of notation, modes of expression / Sandra Martani --
Agents. Authors (with an excursus on Symeon Metaphrastes) / Stratis Papaioannou --
Readers and their pleasures / Stratis Papaioannou --
Translation, transmission, edition. Translations II : Greek texts into other languages (4th-15th c.). Latin / Réka Forrai --
Coptic / Arietta Papaconstantinou --
Syriac / Pablo Ubierna --
Armenian / Theo Maarten van Lint --
Georgian / Nikoloz Aleksidze --
Arabic / Alexander Treiger --
Slavic / Sergey Ivanov and Anatolii Turilov --
Modes of manuscript transmission (9th-15th c.) / Inmaculada Pérez Martín --
Textual criticism / Caroline Macé --
Postscript: Thoughts on the recent past and the future of Byzantine literary studies / Margaret Mullett.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Stratis Papaioannou.

Abstract:

"Byzantine literary studies, despite their long scholarly tradition, remain a fragile enterprise, just as Byzantine Greek literature continues to be a relatively exotic domain. The present volume, the first of its kind in English, maps this literature and the field of its study, aiming to provide a true vade mecum, that will accompany as well as invite readers of Byzantine texts. In twenty-five chapters, composed by leading specialists, the volume surveys the immense body of Greek literature produced from the fourth to the fifteenth century CE, and propagates a nuanced understanding of what "literature" was in Byzantium, highlighting key problems, and presenting basic research tools. Four parts structure the volume. Part I, "Materials, Norms, Codes", presents basic matrices for literary creation in Byzantium: language, manuscript book culture, theories of literature, and systems of textual memory, from within the history of Greek (classical literature and ancient myth) and from without (literature translated into Greek from other languages). Part II, "Forms", deals with the "how" of Byzantine literature: oral discourse and "text"; storytelling; rhetoric; rewriting; verse; and song. Part III, "Agents", focuses on the "creators" of Byzantine literature, both its producers and its recipients. Part IV, "Translation, Transmission, Edition", surveys the three main ways by which we access Byzantine Greek literature today: translations into other Byzantine languages during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Byzantine and post-Byzantine manuscripts; and modern, printed editions. A final, concluding chapter offers a view of the recent past and the likely future of Byzantine literary studies"--

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