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Ioannis Canani de Constantinopolitana obsidione relatio : a critical edition, with English translation, introduction, and notes of John Kananos' account of the Siege of Constantinople in 1422 / edited by Andreas Massimo Cuomo.

Author/creator Cananus, Joannes, active 15th century
Other author/creatorCuomo, Andrea Massimo.
Included WorkCananus, Joannes, active 15th century. De Constantinopoli anno 1422 oppugnata narratio. 2016.
Included WorkCananus, Joannes, active 15th century. De Constantinopoli anno 1422 oppugnata narratio. English. 2016.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBerlin : De Gruyter, [2016]
Descriptionlxxiv, 100 pages, 6 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Variant title De Constantinopolitana obsidione relatio
Series Byzantinisches Archiv ; Band 30
Byzantinisches Archiv ; Bd. 30. ^A1246564
Summary This volume fills the need for a new critical edition and linguistic study of John Kananos' account of the siege of Constantinople in 1422. New research on the manuscriptshas produceda new stemma codicum and shown that the oldest witness of this narrative, Vat. gr. 579 (ff. 355r - 364v), was written in Constantinople and belonged to the prolific scribe Phlamules Kontostephanos, who also provided the copy with atitle in which the name of John Kananos is mentioned for the first time. The philological approach adopted hereexplains contradictionsamong the manuscripts and Kananos' peculiar vernacularisms andreveals a surprisingly realistic and elaborate Greek. The accompanyingEnglish translation, a chapter on the language of Kananos, and a complete thesaurus make this volume a valuable contribution to the study of late Byzantine literature.0.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2016389215

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