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Title Fictional storytelling in the medieval eastern Mediterranean and beyond / edited by Carolina Cupane, Bettina Kronung
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Brill's companions to the Byzantine world
Contents List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Medieval Fictional Story-Telling in the Eastern Mediterranean (8th-15th centuries AD): Historical and Cultural Context; part 1; Of Love and Other Adventures ; Chapter 1; Mapping the Roots: The Novel in Antiquity ; Massimo Fusillo; Chapter 2; Romantic Love in Rhetorical Guise: The Byzantine Revival of the Twelfth Century; Ingela Nilsson; Chapter 3; In the Mood of Love: Love Romances in Medieval Persian Poetry and their Sources; Julia Rubanovich; Chapter 4; In the Realm of Eros: The Late Byzantine Vernacular Romance
"Let me tell you a wonderful tale": Audience and Reception of the Vernacular RomancesCarolina Cupane; General Bibliography; General Index
Carolina CupaneChapter 5; The Adaptations of Western Sources by Byzantine Vernacular Romances; Kostas Yiavis; part 2; Ancient and New Heroes ; Chapter 6; A Hero Without Borders: 1 Alexander the Great in Ancient, Byzantine and Modern Greek Tradition; Ulrich Moennig; Chapter 7; A Hero Without Borders: 2 Alexander the Great in the Syriac and Arabic Tradition; Faustina C.W. Doufikar-Aerts; Chapter 8; A Hero Without Borders: 3 Alexander the Great in the Medieval Persian Tradition; Julia Rubanovich; Chapter 9; Tales of the Trojan War: Achilles and Paris in Medieval Greek Literature
Fighting with Tales: 2 The Byzantine Book of Syntipas the Philosopher*Ida Toth; Chapter 16; From the Desert to the Holy Mountain: The Beneficial Story of Barlaam and Ioasaph; Robert Volk; Chapter 17; The Wisdom of the Beasts: The Arabic Book of Kalīla and Dimna and the Byzantine Book of Stephanites and Ichnelates; Bettina Krönung; part 4; Between Literacy and Orality: Audience and Reception of Fictional Literature ; Chapter 18; "I grasp, oh, artist, your enigma, I grasp your drama": Reconstructing the Implied Audience of the Twelfth-Century Byzantine Novel*; Panagiotis Roilos; Chapter 19
Renata LavagniniChapter 10; Shared Spaces: 1 Digenis Akritis, the Two-Blood Border Lord; Corinne Jouanno; Chapter 11; Shared Spaces: 2 Cross-border Warriors in the Arabian Folk Epic; Claudia Ott ; part 3; Wise Men and Clever Beasts ; Chapter 12; The Literary Life of a Fictional Life: Aesop in Antiquity and Byzantium; Grammatiki A. Karla; Chapter 13; Secundus the Silent Philosopher in the Ancient and Eastern Tradition; Oliver Overwien; Chapter 14; Fighting with Tales: 1 The Arabic Book of Sindbad the Philosopher; Bettina Krönung; Chapter 15
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Byzantine literature -- Mediterranean Region -- History and criticism
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
Fiction, Medieval -- History and criticism
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History.
Byzantine literature.
Civilization -- Foreign influences.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
Fiction, Medieval.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Mediterranean Region -- Civilization -- Foreign influences
Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Cupane, Carolina, editor.
Krönung, Bettina, editor.
LC no. 2016036782
ISBN 9004307729