The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae (Hardback)Brian Murdoch (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 633 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 23 mm
...[a] masterful study...gratitude and admiration are due to Professor Murdoch and his accomplishment, a veritable catalogue raisonne of the Life of Adam and Eve in its numerous translations and adaptations. * Johannes Magliano-Tromp The Journal of Theological Studies Vol 62 Part 2 Oct 2011 *
Such a publication might even inspire non-specialists to start their own explorations into Adam and Eve's neglected past and the world of medieval storytelling or theology * Times Literary Supplement *
The Adam legends are material worth studying for several reasons, not least because they were once so present that they must have been part of the consciousness of everyone in the continent, but for precisely this reason the task of forming a picture of the whole tradition from the transmitted fragments is a jigsaw puzzle which challenges philological method at its best. In this carefully written volume, Brian Murdoch allows the layman to approach these questions with a breadth of perspective which would previously have been much harder work. * Graeme Dunphy, Literature & Theology *
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