A Companion to Alexander Literature in the Middle Ages

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David Zuwiyya
BRILL, Jul 27, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 409 pages
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Never before has there appeared in English such a collection of essays concerning Alexander the Great's legacy in world literature. From Greek and Latin works of the Classical Period through Medieval texts in Syriac, Persian, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic and Hebrew, as well the European languages, the fourteen chapters cover the gamut of Alexander literary studies as compiled by some of the foremost scholars in each field, bringing the reader up-to-date on everything Alexander. These experts share their results after years of investigation in the field, and, in doing so, point the reader toward the essence of each of the myriad of Alexander romances, while at the same time including copious notes and bibliography to prepare the reader for his or her own Alexander journey.Contributors include: Richard Stoneman, Saskia Dönitz, Daniel Selden, Josef Wiesehöfer, David Ashurst, Laurence Harf-Lancner, Danielle Buschinger, Juan Pedro Monferrer Sala, Roberta Morosini, Maura Lafferty, Peter Kotar, David Zuwiyya
 

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Contents

Chapter One Primary Sources from the Classical and Early Medieval Periods
1
Chapter Two Alexander the Great in Medieval Hebrew Traditions
21
Chapter Three Alexander the Great in the Syriac Literary Tradition
41
Chapter Four The Alexander Romance in the Arabic Tradition
73
Alexander the Great in Iranian Tradition
113
Chapter Six The Coptic Alexander Romance
133
Chapter Seven The Ethiopic Alexander Romance
157
Chapter Eight Walter of Châtillons Alexandreis
177
Chapter Ten The Alexander Tradition in Spain
231
Chapter Eleven Alexander Literature in English and Scots
255
Chapter Twelve German Alexander Romances
291
Chapter Thirteen Alexander Literature in Scandinavia
315
Chapter Fourteen The Alexander Romance in Italy
329
Bibliography of Print Editions and Translations by Chapter
365
Index
399
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Chapter Nine Medieval French Alexander Romances
201

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About the author (2011)

Z. David Zuwiyya, Ph.D. (1995) in Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara, is Professor of Spanish at Auburn University. He has published extensively on the Alexander romance and Aljamiado literature, including Islamic Legends concerning Alexander the Great (Binghamton, NY, 2001)

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