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Bibil Identifier bibil:246625
Publication Type Book
Title (French, Long) Greek and Latin Narratives About the Ancient Martyrs
Editor Rebillard, Éric
Series Oxford Early Christian Texts (Volume: 26)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ2415/26
Place 236(082)
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford
ISBN 978-0-19-873957-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages viii Pages
403 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs provides a collection, with facing-page translations, of Greek and Latin Christian martyr narratives dating from the first four centuries CE. While Herbert Musurillo's authoritative collection The Acts of the Martyrs (1972) aimed to gather the most 'authentic' and 'reliable' accounts of early Christian martyrdom, Eric Rebillard argues that modern scholarship instead calls for texts which attest to the contexts in which the memories of the martyrs were constructed. As such, this extensive volume provides a textual basis for the study of martyr narratives without making assumptions about their date of composition or their authenticity. It focuses on the ancient martyrs executed before 260, and examines which of their texts was known to Eusebius or to Augustine. Introductions describe the hagiographical dossier of each martyr with crucial information about the manuscript tradition of the different texts and provide a terminus ante quem for their composition based only on external evidence.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Martyrdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Hagiography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Polycarp
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Cyprian
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