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Reading the Late Byzantine Romance

A Handbook

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The corpus of Palaiologan romances consists of about a dozen works of imaginative fiction from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries which narrate the trials and tribulations of aristocratic young lovers. This volume brings together leading scholars of Byzantine literature to examine the corpus afresh and aims to be the definitive work on the subject, suitable for scholars and students of all levels. It offers interdisciplinary and transnational approaches which demonstrate the aesthetic and cultural value of these works in their own right and their centrality to the medieval and early modern Greek, European and Mediterranean literary traditions. From a historical perspective, the volume also emphasizes how the romances represent a turning point in the history of Greek letters: they are a repository of both ancient and medieval oral poetic and novelistic traditions and yet are often considered the earliest works of Modern Greek literature.

Author Biography

Adam J. Goldwyn is an Assistant Professor of English at North Dakota State University, where he specializes in Byzantine literature, Mediterranean Studies and Classical reception. He is the author of Byzantine Ecocriticism: Women, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance (2017). Ingela Nilsson is Professor of Greek and Byzantine Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests concern all forms of narration and literary adaptation, and the tension that such procedures create between tradition and innovation. Such perspectives are at the centre of her recent monograph Raconter Byzance: La Litterature Au XIIe Siecle (2014).
Release date NZ
December 20th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Adam J. Goldwyn Edited by Ingela Nilsson
Pages
366
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13
9781107187795
Product ID
28145194

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