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The evolution of the Gilgamesh epic

Author: Jeffrey H Tigay
Publisher: Wauconda, Ill. : Bolchazy-Carducci, ©2002.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gilgamesh, (personnage légendaire)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey H Tigay
ISBN: 0865165467 9780865165465
OCLC Number: 51059374
Notes: Originally published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.
Description: xxi, 384 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Aim of the Present Study --
The Story and Its Structure --
The Versions of the Epic --
The Historical Background --
Critical Methods in the Study of The Gilgamesh Epic --
1. THE SUMERIAN SOURCES OF THE AKKADIAN EPIC --
The Known Sumerian Sources --
The Possibility of Unknown Forms of the Sumerian Sources --
The Historical Background of the Sumerian Tales --
The Function of the Sumerian Tales --
The Theoretical Approach in the Light of the Empirical Evidence --
2. THE INTEGRATED EPIC IN THE OLD BABYLONIAN PERIOD --
The Old Babylonian Texts --
The Derivation of the Old Babylonian Narratives from Their Sumerian Forerunners --
The Author --
The Integration of the Epic --
The Contents of the Old Babylonian Version --
The Outline and Message of the Old Babylonian Version --
The Function of the Old Babylonian Version --
The Old Babylonian Version and the Sumerian Compositions --
3. THE OLD BABYLONIAN VERSION AND THE LATE VERSION: SMALLER CHANGES --
A. Different Grammatical and Lexical Forms of the Same Word --
B. Synonyms or Words Functioning Similarly --
C. Added Words or Phrases --
D. Characteristic and Noncharacteristic Variants --
E. Expansion by Parallelism --
F Telescoping of Parallel Lines --
G. Reformulation with Negligible Change in Meaning --
H. Reformulation with New Idea Added --
I. Reformulation with Meaning Changed Completely --
The Significance of the Changes in Wording --
Changes Due to Editors' Taste --
4. THE OLD BABYLONIAN VERSION AND THE LATE VERSION: LARGER CHANGES --
J Restructured Sections --
K. Changes in the Roles of Characters --
L. Assimilation --
The Significance of the Assimilation --
M. Major Additions --
On Theological Changes --
5. THE FRAGMENTS OF THE MIDDLE BABYLONIAN PERIOD --
The Hittite Version(s) --
The Hurrian Fragments --
The Akkadian Fragments --
6. THE LATE VERSION --
A. Substitution of Single Words --
B. Plusses and Minuses: Words, Suffixes, Phrases, and Lines --
The Significance of the Variants --
7. THE INTRODUCTION AND FRAMEWORK OF THE LATE VERSION --
The Prologue: Section A --
The Prologue: Section B --
Effect of the Prologue --
Section C: The Hymn --
A Sumerian Hymn to Gilgamesh --
8. TRADITIONAL SPEECH FORMS, LITERATURE, AND RITUALS REFLECTED IN THE EPIC --
Wisdom Sayings --
Blessings, Curses, and Threats --
Marriage Literature and Ceremonies --
9. THE OPPRESSION OF URUK --
The Pattern of Oppression, Outcry, Divine Response --
The Nature of the Oppression --
10. THE CREATION OF ENKIDU --
11. THE EARLY LIFE OF ENKIDU --
Possible Models for the Early Life of Enkidu --
Enkidu's Early Life and the Values of the Epic --
12. THE FLOOD STORY --
The Origin of the Flood Story --
Differences between the Atrahasis and Gilgamesh Versions of the Flood Story --
Harmonization of the Flood Story with the Rest of Gilgamesh --
Nonharmonization of the Flood Story with the Rest of Gilgamesh --
Artistic Unity in the Utnapishtim Section --
The Addition of the Flood Story to Gilgamesh --
Summary: The Evolution of The Gilgamesh Epic --
Excursus: The Afterlife of the Epic --
Appendix: Texts and Notes --
Photograph: Gilg. Ni. (2N-T79) --
Abbreviations --
Scholarly Literature --
Ancient Texts --
Works Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Jeffrey H. Tigay.
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