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Medieval Greek Romance, The
     

Medieval Greek Romance, The

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by Roderick Beaton
 

First published by CUP in 1989, The Medieval Greek Romance provides basic information for the non-specialist about Greek fiction during the period 1071-1453, as well as proposing new solutions to problems that have vexed previous generations of scholars. Roderick Beaton applies sophisticated methods of literary analysis to the material, and the bridges of

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First published by CUP in 1989, The Medieval Greek Romance provides basic information for the non-specialist about Greek fiction during the period 1071-1453, as well as proposing new solutions to problems that have vexed previous generations of scholars. Roderick Beaton applies sophisticated methods of literary analysis to the material, and the bridges of the artificial gap which has separated 'Byzantine'literature, in a form of ancient Greek as both homogenous and of a high level of literary sophistication.
Throughout, consideration is given to relations and interconnections with similar literature in western Europe. As most of the texts discussed are not available in English translation, the argument is illustrated by lucid plot summaries and extensive quotation (accompanied by literal English renderings).
For this edition, The Medieval Greek Romance has been revised throughout and expanded with the addition of an 'Afterword' which assesses and responds to recent work on the subject.

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A study for nonspecialists of Greek fiction in vernacular poetry and prose 1071-1453, bridging the long-perceived gap between the classical and modern periods. Finds more homogeneity and sophistication in the unbroken tradition than has been recognized in its fragments. The works are mostly untranslated, so copious quotations and summaries are provided. Identified on the cover as no.6 in the series, but probably should be no.5 (see PQ6380). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415120333
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/18/2005
Edition description:
Rev and Expande
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Roderick Beaton is Koreas Professor of medieval and modern Greek at King's College,London.

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