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Epic and history

Author: David Konstan; Kurt A Raaflaub
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Ancient world--comparative histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With contributions from leading scholars, this is a unique cross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide range of cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights into how history is treated in narrative poetry.: The first book to gain new insights into the topic of 'epic and history' through in-depth cross-cultural comparisons; Covers epic traditions across the globe and across a wide range  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Epic and history.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2009018579
(OCoLC)321047092
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Konstan; Kurt A Raaflaub
ISBN: 9781444315639 1444315633 9781444315646 1444315641 9781405193078 1405193077 9786612349850 6612349859
OCLC Number: 587391587
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 442 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Epic and History; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; Series Editor's Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Maybe Epic: The Origins and Reception of Sumerian Heroic Poetry; 3 Historical Events and the Process of Their Transformation in Akkadian Heroic Traditions; 4 Epic and History in Hittite Anatolia: In Search of a Local Hero; 5 Manly Deeds: Hittite Admonitory History and Eastern Mediterranean Didactic Epic; 6 Epic and History in the Hebrew Bible: Definitions, "Ethnic Genres," and the Challenges of Cultural Identity in the Biblic.
Series Title: Ancient world--comparative histories.
Responsibility: edited by David Konstan and Kurt A. Raaflaub.

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With contributions from leading scholars, this is a unique cross-cultural comparison of historical epics across a wide range of cultures and time periods, which presents crucial insights into how  Read more...

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