Baal and the Politics of Poetry

Editeur : Taylor and Francis Date de sortie: 2017-11-01

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Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last decades of the Bronze Age, takes aim at the reigning political-theological norms of its day and uses the depiction of a divine world to educate its audience about the nature of human politics. By attuning ourselves to the specific historical context of this one poem, we can develop more nuanced appreciation of how poetry, politics, and religion have interacted-in antiquity, and beyond.

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Information complémentaires

Genre: Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Collection: Routledge

Format: Adobe PDF

Pages: 166

ISBN: 9781351663786

Information complémentaires

Genre: Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Collection: Routledge

Format: Adobe PDF

Pages: 166

ISBN: 9781351663786

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