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The Resource Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)

Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)

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Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium
Title
Michael Psellos
Title remainder
rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
Stratis Papaioannou
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores Michael Psellos' place in the history of Greek rhetoric and self-representation and his impact on the development of Byzantine literature. Avoiding the modern dilemma that vacillates between Psellos the pompous rhetorician and Psellos the ingenious thinker, Professor Papaioannou unravels the often misunderstood Byzantine rhetoric, its rich discursive tradition and the social fabric of elite Constantinopolitan culture which rhetoric addressed. The book offers close readings of Psellos' personal letters, speeches, lectures and historiographical narratives, and analysis of other early Byzantine and classical models of authorship in Byzantine book culture, such as Gregory of Nazianzos, Synesios of Cyrene, Hermogenes and Plato. It also details Psellos' innovative attention to authorial creativity, performative mimesis and the aesthetics of the self. Simultaneously, it traces within Byzantium complex expressions of emotion and gender, notions of authorship and subjectivity, and theories of fictionality and literature, challenging the common fallacy that these are modern inventions.--
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Papaioannou, Stratis
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Psellus, Michael
  • Greek literature
Label
Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139206976
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The philosopher's rhetoric -- The rhetor as creator: Psellos on Gregory of Nazianzos -- The return of the poet: mimesis and the aesthetics of variation -- Aesthetic charm and urbane ethos -- The statue's smile: discourses of Hellenism -- Female voice: gender and emotion -- Conclusion: from rhetoric to literature -- Appendix: books and readers in the reception of Psellos
Control code
CR9781139206976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 347 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107026223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842929846
Label
Michael Psellos : rhetoric and authorship in Byzantium, Stratis Papaioannou, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139206976
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The philosopher's rhetoric -- The rhetor as creator: Psellos on Gregory of Nazianzos -- The return of the poet: mimesis and the aesthetics of variation -- Aesthetic charm and urbane ethos -- The statue's smile: discourses of Hellenism -- Female voice: gender and emotion -- Conclusion: from rhetoric to literature -- Appendix: books and readers in the reception of Psellos
Control code
CR9781139206976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 347 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107026223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842929846

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