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The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature : Modes, Functions, and Identities / edited by Aglae Pizzone.

Pizzone, Aglae. (Added Author).
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Subject: Byzantine literature > History and criticism.
Authors, Byzantine.
Byzantine Empire > Intellectual life.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781614515197
  • ISBN: 1614515190
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Edition: 2014.
  • Publisher: Berlin ; DE GRUYTER, 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note: Note on citation and transliteration; Notes on contributors; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The Author in Middle Byzantine Literature: A View from Within; First Part: Modes; Voice, Signature, Mask: The Byzantine Author; The Ethics of Authorship: Some Tensions in the 11th Century; Questions of Authorship and Genre in Chronicles of the Middle Byzantine Period: The Case of Michael Psellos' Historia Syntomos; His, and Not His: The Poems of the Late Gregory the Monk; Authorship and Authority in the Book of the Philosopher Syntipas; Second Part: Functions.
Anonymity, Dispossession and Reappropriation in the Prolog of Nikephoros BasilakesAuthorship and Gender (and) Identity. Women's Writing in the Middle Byzantine Period; The Authorial Voice of Anna Komnene; Afterword; A Perspective from the Far (Medieval) West on Byzantine Theories of Authorship; Bibliography; General Index; Index of authors and texts.
Authorial Voice and Self-Presentation in a 9th-Century Hymn on the Prodigal SonAristocracy and Literary Production in the 10th Century; The Anonymous Poets of the Anthologia Marciana: Questions of Collection and Authorship; "Perhaps the Scholiast Was also a Drudge." Authorial Practices in Three Middle Byzantine Sub-Literary Writings; In Search of the Monastic Author. Story-Telling, Anonymity and Innovation in the 12th Century; Third Part: Identities; The End of επ̓ιδ́ειξις. Authorial Identity and Authorial Intention in Michael Chōniatēs' Προς̀ τους̀ αιτ̓ιωμεν́ους το ̀αφ̓ιλεν́δεικτον.
Summary: Author and authorship have become increasingly important concepts in Byzantine literary studies. This volume provides the first comprehensive survey on strategies of authorship in Middle Byzantine literature and investigates the interaction between self-presentation and cultural production in a wide array of genres, providing new insights into how Byzantine intellectuals conceived of their own work and pursuits.
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