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Title Epic and history / edited by David Konstan and Kurt A. Raaflaub.

Published Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.132 EPIC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 442 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Series The ancient world: comparative histories.
Ancient world--comparative histories.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / David Konstan and Kurt A. Raaflaub -- Maybe epic : the origins and reception of Sumerian heroic poetry / Piotr Michalowski -- Historical events and the process of their transformation in Akkadian heroic traditions / Joan Goodnick Westenholz -- Epic and history in Hittite Anatolia : in search of a local hero / Amir Gilan -- Manly deeds : Hittite admonitory history and eastern Mediterranean didactic epic / Mary R. Bachvarova -- Epic and history in the Hebrew Bible : definitions, "ethnic genres," and the challenges of cultural identity in the biblical Book of Judges / Susan Niditch -- No contest between memory and invention : the invention of the Pāndava heroes of the Mahābhārata / James L. Fitzgerald -- From "imperishable glory" to history : the Iliad and the Trojan War / Jonas Grethlein -- Historical narrative in archaic and early classical Greek elegy / Ewen Bowie -- Fact, fiction, and form in early Roman epic / Sander M. Goldberg -- Song and the sword : Silius's Punica and the crisis of early imperial epic / Raymond D. Marks -- Burden of mortality : Alexander and the dead in Persian epic and beyond / Olga M. Davidson -- Slavic epic : past tales and present myths / Susanna Torres Prieto -- Historicity and anachronism in Beowulf / Geoffrey Russom -- Nibelungenlied - myth and history : a Middle High German epic poem at the crossroads of past and present, despair and hope / Albrecht Classen -- Medieval epic and history in the romance literatures / Joseph J. Duggan -- Roland's migration from Anglo-Norman epic to royal French chronicle history / Michel-André Bossy -- A recurrent theme of the Spanish Medieval epic : complaints and laments by noble women / Mercedes Vaquero -- History in medieval Scandinavian heroic literature and the northwest European context / Robert D. Fulk -- Traditional history in South Slavic oral epic / John Miles Foley -- Lord Five Thunder and the 12 eagles and jaguars of Ribinal meet Charlemagne and the 12 knights of France / Dennis Tedlock -- History, myth, and social function in southern African Nguni praise poetry / Richard Whitaker -- Epic and history in the Arabic tradition / Dwight F. Reynolds -- Comments on "epic and history" / Dean Miller.
Other author Konstan, David.
Raaflaub, Kurt A.
Subject Epic literature -- History and criticism.
Literature and history.
History in literature.
ISBN 9781405193078 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405193077 (hardcover alk. paper)