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Oral tradition and its transmission the many forms of message : papers given at the Fourth International Conference on Oral Tradition, University of Natal, Durban, 27-30 June 1994 by International Conference on Oral Tradition (4th 1994 University of Natal)

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Published by The Campbell Collections and Centre for Oral Studies, University of Natal, Thorold"s Africana Books [distributor] in Durban, Johannesburg .
Written in English



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  • Oral tradition -- Africa -- Congresses.,
  • Oral history -- Congresses.,
  • Communication and culture -- Africa -- History.,
  • Folklore -- Africa -- Congresses.,
  • Folk-songs -- Africa -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Edgard Sienaert, Meg Cowper-Lewis and Nigel Bell.
ContributionsSienaert, E. R., Cowper-Lewis, Meg., Bell, A. N.
LC ClassificationsGR350 .I57 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 356 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL884950M
ISBN 101868401049
LC Control Number95173447

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Oral tradition, the first and still most widespread mode of human communication. Far more than “just talking,” oral tradition refers to a dynamic and highly diverse oral-aural medium for evolving, storing, and transmitting knowledge, art, and ideas. It is typically contrasted with literacy, with. The oral transmission of literature that Montag encounters in Part 3 of Fahrenheit in some ways brings literature full circle, since written literature had its origin in stories and poems passed down in the oral tradition. A group of students might find out more about the oral tradition in different cultures from around the world, past and. The sub-title gives a good concept of the theme of the book: The Hermeneutics of Speaking and Writing in the Synoptic Tradition, Mark, Paul and Q. The writer analyzes the gospels and looks at early gospel forms in the teachings of Jesus and Paul, finding the forms we find in oral societies by: 16 rows  Here in one volume are two of Birger Gerhardsson's much-debated works on the /5(2).

Jan Vansina’s book, Oral Tradition, was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethno-history. Originally published in French, it was translated into English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Hungarian. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise of Vansina’s success in subjecting oral traditions to intense functional analysis. James Dunn is one of the major voices urging that more consideration needs to be given to the oral use and transmission of the Jesus tradition as a major factor in giving the Synoptic tradition its . Oral tradition has its strengths and weaknesses. A strength of oral tradition is that it is being told from word of mouth and more people will listen to a good storyteller than to go read a book about the history. However, a weakness of oral tradition is that many of the stories get forgotten, left out, or embellished. This was a society well-attuned to preserving oral tradition and as Charlesworth notes: “Oral tradition is not always unreliable, in fact, sometimes it is more reliable than the written word.” [, 19] Skeptics who compare oral transmission to the modern children’s game of Author: J. P. Holding.

Oral Tradition, 33/1 () The Myth of Milman Parry. Oral traditions are creative: they romanticize and sensationalize otherwise mundane events. The memory of a historical but probably minor conflict between the Mycenaeans and Trojans over commercial interests—access to the straits of the Hellespont that connected the Black Sea to the Aegean—evolved over time into an extensive.   But up until now, all I’ve done is demonstrate that there must be some oral tradition that accompanied the Bible in order for its first readers to read it. Great. Historical development Source and transmission. According to modern scholarship, the traditions embodied in what later became known as the "Oral Torah" developed over generations among the inhabitants of Judea and were passed down through various modes of cultural transmission, including but not restricted to oral is hypothesized that, sometime prior to the Babylonian exile of. - hymns oral trad. to ~ (longer than others) - increase notation (C); suggests waning oral tradition EX. notating entire hymnaries at imp. moments; many not originally designed for notation neumed 11/12C - monastic education -> hist. & cultural context for hymns as oral tradition.