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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
"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.


In twenty-five chapters by leading scholars, this volume propagates a nuanced understanding of Byzantine "literature", highlighting key problems, and presenting basic research tools for an audience  Read more...


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