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Herausgegeben, übersetzt, kommentiert und eingeleitet

[Martyr Literature: Edited and Translated with Commentary and Introductions]

Ed. by Seeliger, Hans Reinhard / Wischmeyer, Wolfgang

Series:Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 172

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    August 2015
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    Aims and Scope

    In their functions as memorial and devotional literature, the “Acts of the Martyrs”, are generally read as historical protocols. They are an access point for understanding the development of hagiography. By examining different genres and textual compilations (at times, synoptic), this volume reveals the diversity of this literature and documents its importance for understanding intellectual, social, and religious history.

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    xiv, 556 pages
    German, Ancient Greek, Latin
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    Ancient Christian literature; late antiquity; martyrdom; patristics
    Scholars, libraries, academic institutes, students

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    "Dieser Band bietet eine hervorragend aufbereitete Auswahl aus der Märtyrerliteratur der Kirche."
    Christoph Stenschke in: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 1/2016

    "Die gelungene Synthese an theoretischer Reflexion und ihrer unmittelbare Anwendung macht dieses Buch zu einem Standardwerk."
    Nicole Hartmann in: Theologische Revue 2/2018, Sp. 119f.

    "The book will be indispensable in the years to come for anybody working on late antique Christian martyrdom."
    Johan Leemans in: Louvain Studies 40/2017, 221

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