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Myth and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Historiography (Mario Liverani Zainam Bahrani, Marc van De Mieroop (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cornell University Press, 2004) 9781904768043
Myth and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Historiography (Mario Liverani Zainam Bahrani, Marc van De Mieroop (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cornell University Press, 2004) 9781904768043
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Title: Myth and Politics in Ancient Near Eastern Historiography

Author: Liverani, Mario Zainam Bahrani, Marc van De Mieroop (eds)

Publisher: Cornell University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781904768043

Volumes: 1; Pages: 256

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The essays collected in this volume represent a selection of studies, previously published mainly in Italian, that make explicit use of anthropological and semiological tools in order to analyze important texts of historical nature from various regions of the Ancient Near East. They suggest that these historiographical texts were of a 'true' historical nature, and that the literary forms and mental models employed were very apt at accomplishing the intended results. Two different aspects are especially emphasized: myth and politics. ContentsEditors' IntroductionAbbreviationsPart One: Mesopotamia1. Adapa, Guest of the GodsPart Two: Hittite Anatolia2. Telipinu, or: on Solidarity3. Shunashura, or: on ReciprocityPart Three: Syria4. Leaving by Chariot for the Desert5. Rob-Adda, Righteous Sufferer6. Aziru, Servant of Two MastersPart Four: Hebrew Bible7. The Story of Joash8. Messages, Women, and Hospitality. Inter-tribal Communication in Judges 19-21
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