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Vie de S. Macaire l’Egyptien


Edition et traduction des textes copte et syriaque


Saint Macarius the Egyptian’s (c. 300–390) virtue and spiritual exploits gave rise to various tales and sayings. These were recounted, some hundred years later, in hagiographical form, and were then disseminated in various languages of the Christian Orient, including Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, and Georgian. This book presents a rare study of a text, taking into account its transmission in multiple languages, accompanied by newly re-edited Coptic and Syriac versions of the Life. This book also provides a commentary on the life of the “historical Macarius”, as well as the Life seen as a literary, hagiographical, work.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-971-7
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 24,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 718
Language: French
ISBN: 978-1-61143-971-7
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Saint Macarius the Egyptian (c. 300–390) was one of the earliest monks in Egypt, whose virtue and spiritual exploits gave rise to various tales and sayings, preserved notably in the Apophthegmata patrum. Some hundred years later, his life was recounted anew in the form of hagiography (i.e., life of a saint), and was then diffused in various languages of the Christian Orient: Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, Georgian and so forth. It is extremely rare that such a multilingual tradition of a text is studied together in a detailed fashion, and this is precisely what is presented in this book; accompanied by its Coptic and Syriac versions newly reedited, this book constitutes a “multilingual pack”, so to speak, of the Life of Macarius the Egyptian. In addition to this aspect which is rather concerned with Macarius of the legend, this book also provides a commentary which deals with the life which was really lived by the “historical Macarius”, as well as with the Life seen as a literary (especially hagiographical) work. This book will give impetus, it is hoped, to the study of various other texts of the Christian Orient which are handed down to us in multilingual transmissions, as it can be said that the Christian Orient presents a kaleidoscopic view of Christianity, i.e., Christian unity presented in multiple diversity.

Saint Macarius the Egyptian (c. 300–390) was one of the earliest monks in Egypt, whose virtue and spiritual exploits gave rise to various tales and sayings, preserved notably in the Apophthegmata patrum. Some hundred years later, his life was recounted anew in the form of hagiography (i.e., life of a saint), and was then diffused in various languages of the Christian Orient: Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, Georgian and so forth. It is extremely rare that such a multilingual tradition of a text is studied together in a detailed fashion, and this is precisely what is presented in this book; accompanied by its Coptic and Syriac versions newly reedited, this book constitutes a “multilingual pack”, so to speak, of the Life of Macarius the Egyptian. In addition to this aspect which is rather concerned with Macarius of the legend, this book also provides a commentary which deals with the life which was really lived by the “historical Macarius”, as well as with the Life seen as a literary (especially hagiographical) work. This book will give impetus, it is hoped, to the study of various other texts of the Christian Orient which are handed down to us in multilingual transmissions, as it can be said that the Christian Orient presents a kaleidoscopic view of Christianity, i.e., Christian unity presented in multiple diversity.

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  • Preface (page 5)
  • Abreviations (page 8)
  • I . Introduction general a l'ensemble de la tradition manuscrite de la Vie de S. Macaire l'Egyptien (page 15)
    • 1. Presentation de Ve rsions (page 15)
      • 1.1 (page 15)
      • 1.2 (page 63)
    • 2. Rapports entre les versions (page 69)
      • 2.1 (page 69)
      • 2.2 (page 79)
      • 2.3 (page 84)
      • 2.4 (page 87)
      • 2.5 (page 102)
      • 2.6 (page 124)
  • II. Edition du texte bohairique de la Vie de S. Macaire l'Egyptien (page 127)
    • 1. Introduction a l'edition (page 127)
      • 1.1 (page 127)
      • 1.2 (page 132)
    • 2. Analyse linguistique de la VMBoh (page 134)
      • 2.1 (page 134)
      • 2.2 (page 141)
    • 3. Edition du texte bohairique (page 150)
      • Titre (page 150)
      • Prologue (page 151)
  • III. Edition du texte syriaque de la Vie de S. Macaire l'Egyptien (page 253)
    • 1. Introduction a l'edition (page 253)
      • 1.1 (page 253)
      • 1.2 (page 272)
    • 2. Edition du texte syriaque (page 277)
      • Titre (page 277)
      • Prologue (page 278)
  • IV. Traductions de la Vie de S. Macaire l'Egyptien (page 383)
    • Notes Pour la traduction (page 383)
  • V. Commentaire (page 501)
    • 1. Structure, Sources et auteur de la VM (page 501)
      • 1.1 (page 501)
      • 1.2 (page 506)
      • 1.3 (page 508)
    • 2. Quelques problemes concernant la VM et Macaire (page 522)
      • 2.1 (page 525)
      • 2.2 (page 527)
      • 2.3 (page 544)
      • 2.4 (page 548)
      • 2.5 (page 550)
      • 2.6 (page 554)
    • 3. Conclusion (page 562)
  • VI. Appendices (page 565)
    • Appendice 1 (page 565)
    • Appendice 2 (page 570)
    • Appendice 3 (page 589)
    • Appendice 4 (page 597)
  • VII. Indices (page 645)
    • 1. Index a la VMBoh (page 645)
    • 2. Index des mots grecs dans la VMBoh et la VMSyr (page 694)
  • Table des matieres (page 709)
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