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Title In the second degree : paratextual literature in ancient Near Eastern and ancient Mediterranean culture and its reflections in medieval literature / edited by Philip S. Alexander, Armin Lange and Renate J. Pillinger.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

Subject Comparative literature -- Classical and medieval.
Comparative literature -- Medieval and classical.
Paratext.
Middle Eastern literature -- History and criticism.
Apocryphal books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literature, Ancient -- History and criticism.
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Collective memory and literature.
Intertextuality.
Alt Name Alexander, Philip S.
Lange, Armin, 1961-
Pillinger, Renate.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages) : color illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents In the second degree: ancient Jewish paratextual literature in the context of Graeco-Roman and ancient Near Eastern literature / Armin Lange -- pt. 1. Ancient Judaism. Hypertextuality and the "Parabiblical" Dead Sea Scrolls / George J. Brooke -- The Book of Jubilees as paratextual literature / Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten -- pt. 2. Graeco-Roman world. Trojan Palimpsests: the relation of Greek tragedy to the Homeric epics / Annemarie Ambühl -- The Homeric epics as palimpsests / Georg Danek -- pt. 3. Ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East. From ritual to text to intertext: a new look on the dreams in Ludlul bēl nēmeqi / Beate Pongratz-Leisten -- Priestly texts, recensions, rewritings and paratexts in the late Egyptian period / Sydney H. Aufrère -- pt. 4. Late ancient and medieval paratextual literature. Rabbinic paratexts: the case of Midrash Lamentations Rabba / Philip S. Alexander -- Some considerations on Enoch/Metatron in the Jewish mystical tradition / Felicia Waldman -- Three Latin paratexts from late antiquity and the early Middle Ages ("Sulpicia," "Seneca"-"Paulus," Carmen Avale) / Kurt Smolak -- Paratextual literature in early Christian art (Acta Pauli et Theclae) / Renate J. Pillinger -- Paratextual literature in action: historical apocalypses with the names of Daniel and Isaiah in Byzantine and old Bulgarian tradition (11th-13th centuries) / Anissava L. Miltenova.
Summary To better understand the phenomenon of literature in the second degree - in Jewish and Biblical studies often characterized as parabiblical or rewritten Bible - the current volume applies the theories of Gerard Genette to ancient and medieval literature from various cultures.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004194199 (electronic bk.)
9004194193 (electronic bk.)
128294889X
9781282948891
9789004187733
9004187731
OCLC # 692733221
Additional Format Print version: In the second degree. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004187733 (DLC) 2010036394 (OCoLC)664519536


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