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Tales from another Byzantium : celestial journey and local community in the Medieval Greek apocrypha

Author: Jane Baun
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The rich corpus of medieval Greek apocryphal religious literature has been little used by historians. This book is the first full-length study of two medieval Greek visionary journeys to heaven and hell: the Apocalypse of the Theotokos and the Apocalypse of Anastasia. Composed anonymously sometime between the ninth and eleventh centuries, both enjoyed a lively circulation in the Byzantine Empire and far beyond.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Baun
ISBN: 9780521823951 0521823951
OCLC Number: 122291153
Description: ix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: What is an apocalypse? Responses medieval and modern --
Apocryphal biology : the texts and their mutations --
Transformations from late antiquity to Byzantium --
The Middle Byzantine textual environment --
Passages through the apocalyptic imagination --
The inhabitants of heaven --
This world and the next --
Intercession, judgment, and the Mother of God --
Morality, culture, and community.
Other Titles: Celestial journey and local community in the Medieval Greek apocrypha
Apocalypse of Mary.
Apocalypse of Anastasia.
Responsibility: Jane Baun.
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The first full-length study of two medieval Greek visionary journeys to heaven and hell, the Apocalypse of the Theotokos and the Apocalypse of Anastasia. The book provides an original translation of  Read more...

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'This is cultural history and textual analysis at their best.' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

 
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