Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition and Assumption

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read on the Oxford Academic platform and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. The ancient Dormition and Assumption traditions are a collection of over sixty different narratives, preserved in nine ancient languages, that commemorate the end of the Virgin Mary's life. These traditions have long been overlooked by scholars of early Christianity, no doubt largely because this complicated corpus was insufficiently well known. The present study aims to remedy this situation with a detailed analysis of the earliest traditions of Mary's death, including liturgical and archaeological evidence as well as the numerous narrative sources. Several of the most important narratives are translated in appendices, many appearing in English for the first time. The book will be of interest to all scholars of early Christian literature.

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  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal478
  • Udgivelsesdato27-05-2010
  • ISBN139780199210749
  • Forlag Oxford University Press
  • FormatPaperback
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  • Vægt600 g
  • Dybde2,5 cm
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    10 cm
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    14 cm
    21,5 cm

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