The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

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Special Features- Aims to show how The Gilgamesh Epic developed from its earliest to its latest form- Systematic, step-by-step tracking of the stylistic, thematic, structural, and theological changes in The Gilgamesh Epic- Relation of changes to factors (geographical, political, religious, literary) that may have prompted them- Attempts to identify the sources (biographical, historical, literary, folkloric) of the epic's themes, and to suggest what may have been intended by use of these themes- Extensive bibliography- IndicesCurrently seven or eight Old Babylonian Gilgamesh texts are known and their contents understood. They cover ... *This chapter is a revised version of an essay entitled aquot;Was There an Integrated Gilgamesh Epic in the Old Babylonian Period?

Title:The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic
Author: Jeffrey H. Tigay
Publisher:Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers - 1982

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