The Growth of Literature 3 Volume Paperback Set

The Growth of Literature 3 Volume Paperback Set

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521208314
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1986
Series: Cambridge Paperback Library Series
Edition description: 1st pbk. ed
Pages: 1792
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 4.33(d)

Table of Contents

Volume I: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The heroic age; 3. Heroic poetry and saga; 4. The heroic milieu; 5. Individualism in the heroic stories; 6. Non-heroic stories relating to the heroic age; 7. Historical elements in stories of the heroic age; 8. Unhistorical elements in stories of the heroic age; 9. Poetry and saga relating to deities; 10. Antiquarian learning; 11. Post-heroic poetry and saga; 12. Gnomic poetry; 13. Descriptive poetry; 14. Poetry and saga relating to unspecified individuals; 15. Mantic poetry; 16, Literature and writing; 17. The texts; 18. Recitation and composition; 19. The author; 20. Inspiration; Addenda; Index. Volume II: Preface; Corrigenda; Explanatory note on 'types' and 'saga'; Part I. Russian Oral Literature: 1. Introduction; 2. Heroic poetry; 3. The heroic milieu; 4. Historical and unhistorical elements in the byliny; 5. The texts; 6. Saga; 7. Non-heroic poetry; 8. Poetry relating to scriptual subjects and to the saints of the Greek church; 9. Post-heroic, antiquarian, gnomic and descriptive poetry and saga; 10. Poetry relating to unspecified individuals; 11. The recitation and composition of heroic poetry and saga; 12. The recitation and composition of religious poetry; 13. The popular poet and story-teller; Part II. Yugoslav Oral Poetry: 14. Introduction; 15. Heroic poetry; 16. The heroic milieu; 17. Unhistorical elements in heroic poetry; 18. Poetry relating to supernatural beings; 19. Poetry relating to unspecified individuals; 20. The remaining categories; 21. The texts; 22. Recitation and composition; Part III. Early Indian Literature: 23. Introduction; 24. Heroic poetry; 25. The heroic milieu; 26. Non-heroic poetry and saga; 27. Historical and unhistorical elements in heroic poetry; 28. Poetry and saga relating to deities; 29. Antiquarian learning; 30. Gnomic and descriptive poetry; 31. Poetry (and prose) relating to unspecified individuals; 32. Mantic poetry and prose; 33. The texts; 34. Recitation and composition; Part IV. Early Hebrew Literature: 35. Introduction; 36. The heroic age; 37. Non-heroic saga and poetry; 38. The heroic milieu; 39. Historical and unhistorical elements in the sagas; 40. Antiquarian learning; 41. Theological and mantic literature; 42. Gnomic and descriptive literature, literature relating to unspecified individuals; 43. The texts; 44. The author; Index. Volume III: Preface; Part I. The Oral Literature of the Tatars: 1. Introduction; 2. Heroic poetry and saga; 3. The heroic milieu; 4. Non-heroic poetry and saga; 5. Historical and unhistorical elements in heroic poetry and saga; 6. Poetry and saga relating to gods and spirits, and mantic poetry; 7. Antiquarian poetry and saga relating to unspecified individuals; 8. The texts; 9. Recitation and composition; 10. The shaman; Part II. The Oral Literature of Polynesia: 11. Introduction; 12. Saga and poetry relating to the migration period and to later periods; 13. Non-heroic saga and poetry relating to legendary characters of the prehistoric and later periods; 14. Saga and poetry relating to divine beings, and mantic poetry; 15. Saga and poetry relating to unspecified individuals; 16. Dramatic and ritual poetry; Antiquarian, gnomic and descriptive literature; 17. Recitation and composition; 18. The tohunga, kaula, etc.; Part III. Notes on the Oral Literature of Some African Peoples: 19. Introduction to Part III; 20. Abyssinia; 21. The galla; 22. The northern bantu; 23. The yoruba; 24. The tuareg; Part IV. A General Survey: 25. Written and oral literature; 26. The distribution of literary types; 27. Heroic and non-heroic; 28. Heroic narrative poetry; 29. Poetry and saga relating to unspecified individuals; 30. Theological literature; 31. Antiquarian learning; 32. Gnomic and descriptive literature; 33. Mantic literature; 34. Recitation and composition; 35. Authorship; Postscript; Index.

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