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Engelska
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1776
Utgivningsdatum
2022-07-21
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Wiley-Blackwell
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Petterson, Teresa (förf)/Trivedi, Harish (förf)/Utas, Bo (förf)/Longxi, Zhang (förf)
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244 x 170 x 101 mm
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3657 g
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1
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9780470671900

Literature

A World History, Volumes 1-4

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LITERATURE A WORLD HISTORY An exploration of the history of the worlds literatures and the many varieties of literary expression Literature: A World Historyencompasses all the worlds major literary traditions, emphasizing the interrelationship of local and national cultures over time. Spanning global literature from the beginnings of recorded history to the present day, this expansive four-volume set examines the many varieties of the worlds literatures in their social and intellectual contexts. Its four volumes are devoted to literature before 200 CE, from 200 to 1500, from 1500 to 1800, and from 1800 to 2000, with four dozen contributors providing new insights into the art of literature, and addressing the situation of literature in the world today. Organized throughout in six broad regionsAfrica, the Americas, East Asia, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and West and Central AsiaLiterature: A World History offers readers a clear and consistent treatment of diverse forms of literary expression across time and place. Throughout the text, particular emphasis is placed on literary institutions within different regional and linguistic cultures and on the relations between literature and a spectrum of social, political, and religious contexts. Features work by an international panel of leading scholars from around the globe, in Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and the United States Provides a balanced overview of national and global literature from all major regions of the world from antiquity to the present Highlights the specificity of regional and local cultures throughout much of literary history, together with cross-cutting essays on topics such as different writing systems, court cultures, and utopias Literature: A World History is an invaluable reference work for undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars looking for a wide-ranging overview of global literary history.
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General Editor David Damrosch, Harvard University Gunilla Lindberg-Wada, Stockholm University Volume Editor Anders Pettersson, Ume University Regional Editors Africa: Eileen Julien, Indiana University Bloomington The Americas: Djelal Kadir, Pennsylvania State University East Asia: Zhang Longxi, City University of Hong Kong Europe: Anders Pettersson, Ume University South and Southeast Asia and Oceania: Harish Trivedi, University of Delhi West and Central Asia: Asad E. Khairallah, The American University of Beirut

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Contents Full Table of Contents vii Timeline xi Contributors to Volume 1 lix General Introduction: Literature, History, World lxiii Anders Pettersson and David Damrosch, with the collective of editors Reflections on the Idea of Literaturelxiii About Literature: A World Historylxxviii Introduction to Volume 1: The World before 200 ce 1 Anders Pettersson 1 East Asia7 Zhang Longxi, Bruce Fulton, and Gunilla Lindberg-Wada Introduction: East Asia as a Region7 Chinese Literature9 Poetry in Pre-Qin China9 Prose Works in Pre-Qin China17 The Literature of the Han Dynasty20 The Literature of the Jian-an Period (196220)27 2 South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania30 Harish Trivedi, Harry Aveling, Teri Yamada, and Susan Najita Introduction30 South Asia31 The Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads 31 The Great Epics44 Collections of Tales48 Early Tamil Literature54 Southeast Asia57 Oceania58 3 Worlds Apart: Comparing Literary Traditions before the Global Age62 Wiebke Denecke 4 West and Central Asia 79 Asad E. Khairallah, David Damrosch, and Bo Utas Introduction79 The Ancient Near East82 The Invention of Writing82 What Was Literature?87 The First Patron of Literature95 The Bible as Literature? 98 Iran101 5 Africa107 Karin Barber, Biodun Jeyifo, Eileen Julien, and Steve Vinson Introduction107 Ancient Egypt 108 Language, Script, and Literature108 Ancient Egyptian Genres110 Orality 123 6 Writing Systems and Cultural Memory128 David Damrosch 7 Europe141 Anders Pettersson Introduction141 Ancient Greece146 Greek Epic and Lyric Poetry146 Classical Greek Drama 157 Classical Greek Prose167 Literature in Greek, 300 bce200 ce 174 Ancient Rome180 Latin Literature before 100 bce 180 First-century bce Latin Poetry and Prose184 Latin Literature during the First Two Centuries ce 201 Writing, Reading, and Literary Thought in Greco-Roman Culture206 Concluding Remarks: Greco-Roman Literary Culture in a Wider Perspective209 8 The Americas214 Djelal Kadir, Quentin Youngberg, Albert Braz, and Donatella Izzo 9 Literatures before 200 ce: Concluding Remarks222 Anders Pettersson Full Table of Contents Volume 1: Before 200 ce Timeline xi Contributors to Volume 1 lix General Introduction: Literature, History, World lxiii Introduction to Volume 1: The World before 200 ce 1 1 East Asia 7 2 South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania30 3 Worlds Apart: Comparing Literary Traditions before the Global Age62 4 West and Central Asia 79 5 Africa 107 6 Writing Systems and Cultural Memory 128 7 Europe 141 8 The Americas 214 9 Literatures before 200 ce: Concluding Remarks222 VOLUME 2: 2001500 Contributors to Volume 2 ix Introduction to Volume 2: Peoples, Languages, and Literatures between 200 and 1500 ce 229 1 East Asia 235 2 Court Literature in East Asia and Europe 345 3 South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania 355 4 Animal Stories in South Asia and Europe 426 5 West and Central Asia 433 6 Alexander the Great in Medieval Literature 527 7 Africa 542 8 The Circum-Mediterranean Scene in the First Centuries of the Second Millennium Mirrored in the Works of Ramon Llull 589 9 Europe 596 10 Christian and Islamic Mysticism 670 11 The Americas 683 VOLUME 3: 15001800 Contributors to Volume 3 ix Introduction to Volume 3: Literature of the World between 1500 and 1800 697 1 East Asia 705 2 South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania 754 3 West and Central Asia 813 4 Africa 862 5 Europe 892 6 The Americas 977 7 Utopia and Anti-Utopia in the Literary World 1016 VOLUME 4: 18002000 Contributors to Volume 4 ix Introduction to Volume 4: Literature of the World between 1800 and 2000 1029 1 East Asia 1034 2 South and Southeast Asia 1091 3 Oceania, Australia, and New Zealand 1179 4 West and Central Asia 1221 5 Africa 1322 6 Europe 1413 7 The Americas 1517 In