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The Resource Four Byzantine novels, Theodore Prodromos ... [et al.] ; translated with introductions and notes by Elizabeth Jeffreys, (electronic resource)

Four Byzantine novels, Theodore Prodromos ... [et al.] ; translated with introductions and notes by Elizabeth Jeffreys, (electronic resource)

Label
Four Byzantine novels
Title
Four Byzantine novels
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Prodromos ... [et al.] ; translated with introductions and notes by Elizabeth Jeffreys
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Constantinople in the mid-twelfth century saw the composition of the first sustained fictional narratives in the European world - novels - since late antiquity. Four members of the Byzantine intelligentsia produced for the entertainment of their colleagues, their aristocratic patrons, and not least themselves, pastiches in verse and prose of the romantic tales of Achilles Tatius and Heliodorus. These novels are perhaps the most attractive, as well as the most unexpected, literary products of the Byzantine millennium. More than one of the four novels translated here was well known in Renaissance Europe, but all have been largely neglected by later generations of readers and scholars as insipid and derivative eroticism. This is regrettable since they antedate by several decades the works of Chrétien de Troyes, the French father of the European novel. This Byzantine phase in the history of the genre, though not part of its central development, deserves exploration. Building on recent work which has begun to rehabilitate these texts, this book marks the first English translation of all four texts in one volume, placing them and their writers in their literary and historical contexts and opening up their world to all those interested in the novel and in European medieval literature. LUP gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Dr Costas Kaplanis, alumnus of King's College London, who suggested the idea of the series to Professor Herrin and has underwritten the initial expenses." -- Publisher description
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Index
no index present
Language note
English translation from the Ancient Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • active 12th century
  • -1187
  • active 12th century
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Prodromus, Theodore
  • Eustathius
  • Manasses, Constantine
  • Nikētas
  • Jeffreys, Elizabeth
Series statement
Translated texts for historians
Series volume
62
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine fiction
  • Romances, Byzantine
Label
Four Byzantine novels, Theodore Prodromos ... [et al.] ; translated with introductions and notes by Elizabeth Jeffreys, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Volume 62 in Translated Texts for Historians online
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-474) and indexes
Contents
  • Rhodanthe and Dosikles /
  • Theodore Prodromos
  • Hysmine and Hysminias /
  • Eumathios Makrembolites
  • Aristandros and Kallithea /
  • Constantine Manasses
  • Drosilla and Charikles /
  • Niketas Eugenianos
Control code
LUPTTH00062
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 488 p.
Isbn
9781846318252
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Four Byzantine novels, Theodore Prodromos ... [et al.] ; translated with introductions and notes by Elizabeth Jeffreys, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Volume 62 in Translated Texts for Historians online
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-474) and indexes
Contents
  • Rhodanthe and Dosikles /
  • Theodore Prodromos
  • Hysmine and Hysminias /
  • Eumathios Makrembolites
  • Aristandros and Kallithea /
  • Constantine Manasses
  • Drosilla and Charikles /
  • Niketas Eugenianos
Control code
LUPTTH00062
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 488 p.
Isbn
9781846318252
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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