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Czapla, Ralf Georg

Das Bibelepos in der Frühen Neuzeit

Zur deutschen Geschichte einer europäischen Gattung

[The Biblical Epic in the Early Modern Age]

Series:Frühe Neuzeit 165

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    June 2013
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    • Literature historical presentation of biblical epic poetry in the Early Modern Age
    • Comparative approach that looks at questions of interest for textual studies and pictorial arts
    • Extensive repertory of European biblical epic

    Aims and Scope

    Since Late Antiquity the biblical epic has been one of the most lively literary genres. It was practised not only in scholarly but also popular languages. This study deals with biblical epic in the Early Modern Age, a subject that has been neglected to date. Chronologically it follows on from the fundamental works of Herzog and Kartschoke. It looks not just at theoretical aspects of the genre, but also at questions of the forms and functions of European biblical epic and the reception of biblical content. A repertory of the genre is arranged according to systematic aspects.

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    xiv, 851 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Biblical Epic; Reception of the Bible; Genre Poetry; New Latin Poetry; History of Content
    Academics (German and Literary Studies), Librairies, Institutes

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    Ralf Georg Czapla, University ofHeidelberg.

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