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The Resource Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages : transcultural perspectives, edited by Markus Stock

Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages : transcultural perspectives, edited by Markus Stock

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Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages : transcultural perspectives
Title
Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages
Title remainder
transcultural perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Markus Stock
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Editor
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In the Middle Ages, the life story of Alexander the Great was a well-traveled tale. Known in numerous versions, many of them derived from the ancient Greek Alexander Romance, it was told and re-told throughout Europe, India, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The essays collected in 'Alexander the Great in the middle ages' examine these remarkable legends not merely as stories of conquest and discovery, but also as representations of otherness, migration, translation, cosmopolitanism, and diaspora. Alongside studies of the Alexander legend in medieval and early modern Latin, English, French, German, and Persian, Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages breaks new ground by examining rarer topics such as Hebrew Alexander romances, Coptic and Arabic Alexander materials, and early modern Malay versions of the Alexander legend. Brought together in this wide-ranging collection, these essays testify to the enduring fascination and transcultural adaptability of medieval stories about the extraordinary Macedonian leader
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
809/.93351
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.A48
LC item number
A44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stock, Markus
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  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages : transcultural perspectives, edited by Markus Stock
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The medieval Alexander: transcultural ambivalences / Markus Stock -- East and West, cosmopolitan and imperial in the Roman Alexander / Thomas Hahn -- Meanings of nationality in the medieval Alexander tradition / Emily Reiner -- Facing the land of darkness: Alexander, Islam, and the quest for the secrets of God / Christine Chism -- Diaspora as empire in the Hebrew Deeds of Alexander (Ma'aseh Alexandros) / Ruth Nisse -- Hebrew Alexander romance and astrological questions: Alexander, Aristotle, and the medieval Jewish audience / Shamma Boyarin -- The Alexander Romance in Southeast Asia: wonder, Islam, and knowledge of the world / Su Fang Ng -- Re-writing the episode of Alexander and Candace in medieval Persian literatuer: patterns, sources, and motif transformation / Julia Rubanovich -- Coptic miniature painting in the Arabic Alexander Romance / Faustina Doufikar-Aerts -- Poet, protagonist, and the epic Alexander in Walter of Châtillon's Alexandreis / Sylvia A. Parsons -- Instrumentum dei, exemplum vanitatis, speculum principis. Interpretations of Alexander in medieval German literature: a survey / Klaus Grubmüller -- Science and learning in the Middle Ages: Le Roman d'Alexandre en prose - a study of Ms Stockholm, Royal Library Vu 20 / Maud Pérez-Simon -- The visual image of Alexander the Great: transformations from the Middle Ages to the early modern period / Thomas Noll
Control code
907173895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 281 pages
Isbn
9781442644663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907173895
Label
Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages : transcultural perspectives, edited by Markus Stock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The medieval Alexander: transcultural ambivalences / Markus Stock -- East and West, cosmopolitan and imperial in the Roman Alexander / Thomas Hahn -- Meanings of nationality in the medieval Alexander tradition / Emily Reiner -- Facing the land of darkness: Alexander, Islam, and the quest for the secrets of God / Christine Chism -- Diaspora as empire in the Hebrew Deeds of Alexander (Ma'aseh Alexandros) / Ruth Nisse -- Hebrew Alexander romance and astrological questions: Alexander, Aristotle, and the medieval Jewish audience / Shamma Boyarin -- The Alexander Romance in Southeast Asia: wonder, Islam, and knowledge of the world / Su Fang Ng -- Re-writing the episode of Alexander and Candace in medieval Persian literatuer: patterns, sources, and motif transformation / Julia Rubanovich -- Coptic miniature painting in the Arabic Alexander Romance / Faustina Doufikar-Aerts -- Poet, protagonist, and the epic Alexander in Walter of Châtillon's Alexandreis / Sylvia A. Parsons -- Instrumentum dei, exemplum vanitatis, speculum principis. Interpretations of Alexander in medieval German literature: a survey / Klaus Grubmüller -- Science and learning in the Middle Ages: Le Roman d'Alexandre en prose - a study of Ms Stockholm, Royal Library Vu 20 / Maud Pérez-Simon -- The visual image of Alexander the Great: transformations from the Middle Ages to the early modern period / Thomas Noll
Control code
907173895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 281 pages
Isbn
9781442644663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907173895

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