"Storytelling" and "History writing" in Seventh-Century Near East

Maria Conterno 1
1 Labex RESMED - Laboratoire d’excellence Religions et Sociétés dans le monde Méditéranéen
Department of History, OM - ORIENT ET MÉDITERRANÉE : Textes, Archéologie, Histoire
Abstract : The present paper is a study on the circulation of historiographical material across linguistic, religious and political borders in the seventh-century Near East and Mediterranean. Contrary to other scholars, who have tried to explain the similarities among certain historical texts looking only for shared written sources, the author points out the importance that oral transmission must have had in the circulation of historical information, before and beside written production, and finds evidence for that in eight medieval chronicles written in Greek, Latin, Syriac and Arabic.
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