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Song of Armouris (Paperback) Loot Price: R922 Discovery Miles 9 220
Song of Armouris (Paperback): Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow
Song of Armouris (Paperback): Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow

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Song of Armouris (Paperback)

Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Song of Armouris or Armoures (Greek: ) is a heroic Byzantine ballad, and probably one of the oldest surviving acritic songs, dating from the 11th century. Its plot is based on the Byzantine-Arab conflict (7th-12th centuries) and describes in political verse the efforts of a young Byzantine warrior to rescue his father from captivity. The Song of Armouris is written in unrhymed fifteen-syllable political verse, and consists of 197 lines. There are two surviving manuscripts of the ballad, one in St. Petersburg dating to the 15th or 16th century, and one in the Topkapi Palace collection in Istanbul dated 1461. Thus far, only the St. Petersburg text has been published in full. The texts of the two manuscripts are remarkably similar to each other, ruling out a provenance from a contemporary oral tradition, but it is clear that the text derives from earlier oral sources. From to its linguistic features and content the poem probably dates from the 11th century, making it one of the oldest surviving Byzantine heroic poems and one of the earliest evidences for the modern Greek vernacular.


Imprint: Betascript Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2010
First published: November 2010
Editors: Lambert M. Surhone • Mariam T. Tennoe • Susan F. Henssonow
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 132
ISBN-13: 978-6133450257
Barcode: 9786133450257
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 6133450258

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