Item description for Hagiographische Topos: Griechische Heiligenviten in Mittelbyzantinischer Zeit (Millennium Studies) by Thomas Pratsch...
This is the first systematic study of literary formulae (topoi) in Greek medieval lives of the saints. Pratsch compiles a comprehensive collection of material, including a systematic catalogue of the topoi. In his evaluation of them he provides new insights into the genesis, transmission and historical development of the genre of Greek saints' vitae. He traces the gradual development of the vitae from various other literary forms and, working from a new perspective, lends support to the thesis that a canon of Greek lives of the saints became established from the end of the 10th century and into the 11th century. This study is a valuable reference work on Byzantine hagiographic literature.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 1.26" Weight: 2.12 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
Publisher Walter De Gruyter Inc
ISBN 3110184397 ISBN13 9783110184396
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