Adamgirk': The Adam Book of Arak'el of Siwnik'

Stone, Michael E. (trans.)

Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 0199204772 / ISBN 13: 9780199204779
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Inhaltsangabe: This is the first English translation of the major Armenian epic on Adam and Eve composed by Arak'el of Siwnik' in the early fifteenth century. Arak'el writes extremely powerful narrative poetry, as in his description of the brilliance of paradise, of Satan's mustering his hosts against Adam and Eve, and Eve's inner struggle between obedience to God and Satan's seduction. In parts the epic is in dialogue form between Adam, Eve, and God. It also pays much attention to the typology of Adam and Christ, or Adam's sin and death and Christ's crucifixion. By implication, this story, from an Eastern Christian tradition, is the story of all humans, and bears comparison with later biblical epics, such as Milton's Paradise Lost. Michael E. Stone's version preserves a balance between literary felicity and faithfulness to the original. His Introduction sets the work and its author in historical, religious, and literary context.

About the Author:
Michael E. Stone is Professor of Armenian Studies and Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford, Oxford University Press., 2007. Original publisher's black paper-covered boards, gilt title spine, pictorial dustjacket, large 8vo: xij, 336pp., illustrations, tables, acknowledgements, bibliography, index subjects, index ancient sources. Very fine copy., " This is the first English translation of the major Armenian epic on Adam and Eve Composed by Arak’el of Siwnik’ in the early 15th century, looking at the typology of Adam and Christ, and at issues of motivation and inner conflict ". Artikel-Nr. 164108

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