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The Resource Babylon under western eyes : a study of allusion and myth, Andrew Scheil

Babylon under western eyes : a study of allusion and myth, Andrew Scheil

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Babylon under western eyes : a study of allusion and myth
Title
Babylon under western eyes
Title remainder
a study of allusion and myth
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Scheil
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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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1968-
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Scheil, Andrew P.
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN701
LC item number
.S34 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European literature
  • Babylon (Extinct city)
  • Allusions in literature
  • Mythology in literature
  • Popular culture in literature
  • Iraq
Label
Babylon under western eyes : a study of allusion and myth, Andrew Scheil
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Babylon as Political Metaphor. Chapter One: The Political Image of Babylon in Antiquity -- Chapter Two: Political Babylon in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages -- Chapter Three: Political Babylon from the Great Schism to the Present -- Part II: Babylon as Degenerate Archetype. Chapter Four: The Medieval Genealogy of Babylonian Degeneracy: The Cursed Race -- Chapter Five: The Post-Medieval Genealogy of Babylonian Degeneracy and the Cursed Race Archetype -- Part III: Babylon as Sublime Topos. Chapter Six: City of Ruins -- Chapter Seven: Babylon and the Coordinates of Romance -- Conclusion
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442625136
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4669670
  • 22573/ctvg2drz5
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn946999887
  • (OCoLC)946999887
Label
Babylon under western eyes : a study of allusion and myth, Andrew Scheil
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Babylon as Political Metaphor. Chapter One: The Political Image of Babylon in Antiquity -- Chapter Two: Political Babylon in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages -- Chapter Three: Political Babylon from the Great Schism to the Present -- Part II: Babylon as Degenerate Archetype. Chapter Four: The Medieval Genealogy of Babylonian Degeneracy: The Cursed Race -- Chapter Five: The Post-Medieval Genealogy of Babylonian Degeneracy and the Cursed Race Archetype -- Part III: Babylon as Sublime Topos. Chapter Six: City of Ruins -- Chapter Seven: Babylon and the Coordinates of Romance -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442625136
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4669670
  • 22573/ctvg2drz5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn946999887
  • (OCoLC)946999887

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