The apocryphal Adam and Eve in medieval Europe : vernacular translations and adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae / Brian Murdoch.

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  • Oxford : Oxford University Press c2009
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1 online resource (308 p.)
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  • 1-282-26834-1
  • 9786612268342
  • 0-19-156980-1
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  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-285) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. APUC scholarship online package
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Contents; Conventions of Reference; Abbreviations; 1. Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, the Adambooks, and the Vita Adae et Evae; 2. Ireland; 3. England, Wales, and Cornwall; 4. The Holy Roman Empire and Beyond; 5. France, Brittany, and Italy; 6. Iconography; 7. Litteras Achiliachas: Conclusion; Appendix: An Overview of the Vernacular Texts; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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  • English
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  • What happened to Adam and Eve after their expulsion from paradise? Where the biblical narrative fell silent apocryphal writings took up this intriguing question, notably including the Early Christian Latin text, the Life of Adam and Eve. This account describes the (failed) attempt of the couple to return to paradise by fasting whilst immersed in a river, and explores how they coped with new experiences such as childbirth and death. Brian Murdoch guides the reader through the many variant versions of the Life, demonstrating how it was also adapted into most western and some eastern European lan

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