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A A History of the Bible as Literature : Volume 2, From 1700 to the Present Day: A History of the Bible as Literature: Volume 2, From 1700 to the Present Day From 1700 to the Present Day v. 2 - David Norton

A A History of the Bible as Literature

Volume 2, From 1700 to the Present Day: A History of the Bible as Literature: Volume 2, From 1700 to the Present Day From 1700 to the Present Day v. 2

Hardcover Published: 9th October 2012
ISBN: 9780521333993
Number Of Pages: 506

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Early-eighteenth-century literary critics thought the King James Bible had 'all the disadvantages of an old prose translation'. But from the 1760s on criticism became increasingly favourable. In the nineteenth century it welled into a chorus of praise for 'the noblest monument of English prose'. This volume, the second of a two-volume work, traces how that reversal of opinion came about and helped to shape the making and reception of modern translations such as the Revised Version and the New English Bible. At the same time the story of the development of modern literary discussion of the Bible in general is told. From the Augustan discovery of Longinus' comments on Genesis through such major figures as Robert Louth to modern critics such as Frank Kermode and Robert Alter, this story reveals a fascinating world of original insights and repetitions of received opinions. It shows not only how criticism has shaped understanding of the Bible, but how the Bible has shaped literary criticism.

'Reviewing the first volume of David Norton's substantial history, Frank Kermode thought that 'many would look forward to reading the second part', and I doubt that he has been disappointed.' John Lennard, Theological Book Review

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Introduction: cultural responses to risk and uncertainty
The spirit of survival: cultural responses to resource variability in North
Saving it for later: storage by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Europe
The role of wild resources in small-scale agricultural systems: tales from the lakes and the plains
The economy has a normal surplus: economic stability and social change among early farming communities of Thessaly
Changing responses to drought among the Wodaabe of Niger
The grandfathers and grand theories: the hierarchised ordering of responses to hazard in a Greek rural community
Risk and the polis: the evolution of institutionalised responses to food supply problems in the ancient
Monitoring interannual variability: an example from the period of early state development in southwestern
Public intervention in the food supply in pre-industrial
Conclusion: bad year economics
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521333993
ISBN-10: 0521333997
Series: A History of the Bible as Literature : Book 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 9th October 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.82

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