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Babylon Under Western Eyes

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ISBN 10 : 9781442637337
Pages : 343 pages
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Download or read book Babylon Under Western Eyes PDF or another Format written by Andrew Scheil and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Babylon under Western Eyes examines the mythic legacy of ancient Babylon, the Near Eastern city which has served western culture as a metaphor for power, luxury, and exotic magnificence for more than two thousand years. Sifting through the many references to Babylon in biblical, classical, medieval, and modern texts, Andrew Scheil uses Babylon's remarkable literary ubiquity as the foundation for a thorough analysis of the dynamics of adaptation and allusion in western literature. Touching on everything from Old English poetry to the contemporary apocalyptic fiction of the "Left Behind" series, Scheil outlines how medieval Christian society and its cultural successors have adopted Babylon as a political metaphor, a degenerate archetype, and a place associated with the sublime. Combining remarkable erudition with a clear and accessible style, Babylon under Western Eyes is the first comprehensive examination of Babylon's significance within the pantheon of western literature and a testimonial to the continuing influence of biblical, classical, and medieval paradigms in modern culture.


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History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland

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ISBN 10 : 9780429879609
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Download or read book History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland PDF or another Format written by Elizabeth Boyle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-30 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland explores medieval Irish conceptions of salvation history, using Latin and vernacular sources from c. 700–c. 1200 CE which adapt biblical history for audiences both secular and ecclesiastical. This book examines medieval Irish sources on the cities of Jerusalem and Babylon; reworkings of narratives from the Hebrew Scriptures; literature influenced by the Psalms; and texts indebted to Late Antique historiography. It argues that the conceptual framework of salvation history, and the related theory of the divinely-ordained movement of political power through history, had a formative influence on early Irish culture, society and identity. Primarily through analysis of previously untranslated sources, this study teases out some of the intricate connections between the local and the universal, in order to situate medieval Irish historiography within the context of that of the wider world. Using an overarching biblical chronology, beginning with the lives of the Jewish Patriarchs and ending with the Christian apostolic missions, this study shows how one culture understood the histories of others, and has important implications for issues such as kingship, religion and literary production in medieval Ireland. This book will appeal to scholars and students of medieval Ireland, as well as those interested in religious and cultural history.


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Russia Under Western Eyes, 1517-1825

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ISBN 10 : CHI:10198377
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080822698
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015074234868
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Urban Guerrillas

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005334530
Pages : 302 pages
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The War for the Cities

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Publisher : New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002328006
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The War for the Cities PDF or another Format written by Robert Moss and published by New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. This book was released on 1972 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kapitler: Political Violence in Western Societies; The Roots of Revolt;Terrorism as a Political Tool; Politics as Pathology; The Black Panthers Ghetto Revolt; Ulster:The Guns Speak; Quebec;The City and The Countryside; Che Guevara and his Heirs; Venezuela; Guatemala; Brazil; The Tupamaros.


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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105015553048
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015076071649
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British Travel Writers, 1940-1997

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105024336286
Pages : 398 pages
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Download or read book British Travel Writers, 1940-1997 PDF or another Format written by Barbara Brothers and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1999 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here. 01


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Speeches and Writings on Zoroastrian Religion, Culture & Civilization

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037819896
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ISBN 10 : 1641893915
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ISBN 10 : IND:30000061217067
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