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By Jeffrey H. Tigay

He Epic of Gilgamesh is likely one of the world's oldest recognized epics-it predates Homer by means of a number of centuries and is well-known as seminal to the cultural heritage of the traditional close to East. Interpretation and decipherment of the tale of Gilgamesh--fragmentary and contradictory as its a number of versions are--has been a huge scholarly activity, spanning greater than a century...until Jeffrey Tigay teased out the epic's evolution. during this quantity, Tigay strains the advance of the composition of The Gilgamesh Epic over approximately millennia and during the various languages during which it's been transmitted. the result's a research either complete in breadth and ambitious in method. the writer breaks from his scholarly predecessors in hoping on documented textual proof instead of on severe research and hypotheses.

The mammoth contribution represented by means of this learn has been stated when you consider that its first booklet in 1982. This reprint variation once more makes Tigay's groundbreaking paintings available to humanists, historians of literature and faith, biblical and classical students, anthropologists, and folklorists.

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* goals to teach how The Gilgamesh Epic constructed from its earliest to its most modern form
* Systematic, step by step monitoring of the stylistic, thematic, structural, and theological adjustments within the Gilgamesh Epic
* Relation of adjustments to elements (geographical, political, non secular, literary) that can have caused them
* makes an attempt to spot the assets (biographical, ancient, literary, folkloric) of the epic's issues, and to indicate what can have been meant via use of those themes
* large bibliography
* Indices

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The Epic of Gilgamesh: A fable Revisited - ISBN 0865165270
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