Performances of Ancient Jewish Letters: From Elephantine to Mmt

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This ambitious and engaging book sets itself the task of combining a wide range of approaches to cast new light on the form and function of several ancient Jewish letters in a variety of languages. The focus of The Performance of Ancient Jewish Letters is on applying a new emerging field of performance theory to texts and arguing that letters and other documents were not just read in silence, as is normal today, but were "performed," especially when they were addressed to a community. A distinctive feature of this book ...

Performances of Ancient Jewish Letters: From Elephantine to Mmt 2015, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Goettingen

ISBN-13: 9783525550939

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