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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.
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.
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.)
OCLC # 692733221
Additional Format Print version: In the second degree. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004187733 (DLC) 2010036394 (OCoLC)664519536

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